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Old 05-13-2011, 04:52 PM
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Default Top Specialty Pharmacy Providers

I've been looking into Specialty Pharmacy and think I have a pretty good handle on who the specialty pharmacy players are, but would like some feedback. Who are the top 5 Specialty Pharmacies?
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:58 PM
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Cvs Caremark is among the largest...however they are too inept to compete with any small to mid level players. Look at the more nimble smaller companies who do not retain incapable management structures. VP of Specialty Sales @ Caremark narcassistic and rude.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:30 AM
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Pay sucks as well at Caremark. Run the place like a sweatshop...no chance of ever sniffing a bonus while flogging you all the way home. Docs have no respect for the Caremark brand and the operational service provided adds validity to their argument. Only chance of selling the service is pullthrough of exclusive contracts. No $ in that!
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:30 PM
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ITSRX
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:00 PM
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I've been seeing a lot of change (for the worse) at CareMark. Bioscrip is going down the tubes quick, and everyone they did have that was quality is jumping ship.

Diplomat is the one to look out for. Great Central philosphy and programs, just crappy reps. Walgreens has started to get their stuff together, very strong in certain markets with in-town pharmacies. However, their central fill is a joke.
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:45 PM
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ITSRX
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:07 PM
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I love how you keep putting ISRX when there is a thread a few down talking about how terrible they are. Never heard of ISRX, they're definitily not a player in my geography; must be a regional player. In my experience they can wine, dine, and 69 to get the business, but that is usually short lived. Definitely wouldn't categorize them as a top 5 industry wide.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:18 PM
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Pay sucks as well at Caremark. Run the place like a sweatshop...no chance of ever sniffing a bonus while flogging you all the way home. Docs have no respect for the Caremark brand and the operational service provided adds validity to their argument. Only chance of selling the service is pullthrough of exclusive contracts. No $ in that!
That is such a funny remark because I would say just about the exact opposite. I worked in specialty pharma for over a decade and my bonus now at CVS Caremark is much more consistent than it ever was in pharma. The bottom line is a good rep at CVS Caremark can see direct results from their efforts which results in good bonus payouts. Some people just don't want that kind of responsibility and thats cool, keep your pharma jobs.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:09 PM
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Too bad offices hate Caremark. If you are getting any business it is by default because of managed care in your area. Offices hate the poor service, period.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:25 PM
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Too bad offices hate Caremark. If you are getting any business it is by default because of managed care in your area. Offices hate the poor service, period.
Actually not....compensation based on growth of OPEN business only. It is easy to bash Caremark but Caremark still has the biggest share of OPEN business out of all the SP's. It is easy to take shots at the big dog.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:22 AM
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I've been looking into Specialty Pharmacy and think I have a pretty good handle on who the specialty pharmacy players are, but would like some feedback. Who are the top 5 Specialty Pharmacies?
#1 Hands down CVS / Care Plus Specialty Pharmacy
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:03 PM
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Yeah until your ten year agreement runs out in 2014 with CVS not to touch "CarePlus"s business model, and they shut you all down and move your business to their Central model. Don't you find it weird they are forcing you to transfer CareMark PBM prescriptions to their central model already?

By far the best model is what Walgreens is doing placing their Specialty Pharmacies in Hospital systems in strategic areas around the US.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:36 PM
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Default Re: Top Specialty Pharmacy Providers

There is no leader of all specialty pharmacy. You have to pick based on the specialty.

PAH and Hemophelia - Accredo
Hep C - Curascript
Fertility - Freedom Pharmacy
Other specialties may go to Caremark
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:38 PM
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There is no leader of all specialty pharmacy. You have to pick based on the specialty.

PAH and Hemophelia - Accredo
Hep C - Curascript
Fertility - Freedom Pharmacy
Other specialties may go to Caremark
** Should have said Caremark/Walgreens for others **
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:59 PM
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Yeah until your ten year agreement runs out in 2014 with CVS not to touch "CarePlus"s business model, and they shut you all down and move your business to their Central model. Don't you find it weird they are forcing you to transfer CareMark PBM prescriptions to their central model already?

By far the best model is what Walgreens is doing placing their Specialty Pharmacies in Hospital systems in strategic areas around the US.
If that is what you are waiting for you may be waiting a really long time. You might want to get up to date with what you think is their strategy
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:36 PM
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Everyone thinks they are an authority on Caremark. It wouldn't be a bad place to work if it weren't for RT. This guy may possibly be the biggest narcissistic asshole I've ever come across. Not to mention DH. If I hear one more sports analogy I'm going to scream. This guy is so full of himself.
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:31 PM
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Actually not....compensation based on growth of OPEN business only. It is easy to bash Caremark but Caremark still has the biggest share of OPEN business out of all the SP's. It is easy to take shots at the big dog.
Offices hate Caremark. Period. I don't give a fuck about your talk of open business, that doesn't mean shit. Business they get is by default thanks to Caremark's managed care landscape. When a better choice with good customer care and equal managed care comes along, offices leave Caremark. Thanks for playing, moron.
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:33 PM
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Yeah until your ten year agreement runs out in 2014 with CVS not to touch "CarePlus"s business model, and they shut you all down and move your business to their Central model. Don't you find it weird they are forcing you to transfer CareMark PBM prescriptions to their central model already?

By far the best model is what Walgreens is doing placing their Specialty Pharmacies in Hospital systems in strategic areas around the US.
THIS. Walgreens is stepping it up strategically which will serve them well. As long as they don't hire any more lameass reps who ruin the brand image with customers, they will be fine.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:33 PM
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This whole discussion is worthless. As all of you know by now that with the merger of Express-scripts and Medco comes the merger of Curascript and Accredo. Curascript will own 70% of the specialty market once this is approved. All other SP's will no longer be worth the time.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:44 PM
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Ha! Too funny, I've seen a few myself. What territory you talking about? I'm wondering if it's the same person.




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THIS. Walgreens is stepping it up strategically which will serve them well. As long as they don't hire any more lameass reps who ruin the brand image with customers, they will be fine.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:34 PM
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Offices hate Caremark. Period. I don't give a fuck about your talk of open business, that doesn't mean shit. Business they get is by default thanks to Caremark's managed care landscape. When a better choice with good customer care and equal managed care comes along, offices leave Caremark. Thanks for playing, moron.
You keep thinking that and Caremark will be happy to take that several billion of non-contracted business. You clearly have a sharp business acumen.
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:16 PM
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Offices hate Caremark. Period. I don't give a fuck about your talk of open business, that doesn't mean shit. Business they get is by default thanks to Caremark's managed care landscape. When a better choice with good customer care and equal managed care comes along, offices leave Caremark. Thanks for playing, moron.
You're an idiot and highly enteraining. Keep the posts coming.
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:55 PM
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Default Re: Top Specialty Pharmacy Providers

It's clear that all you lame-ass Caremark bashing posters are ex-employees who were terminated because you sucked at your job. Get over it and move on. Specialty is kicking butt since you left. I've made 100% percent of my bonus every quarter. I love my job, my manager and this company.
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:35 PM
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Yeah until your ten year agreement runs out in 2014 with CVS not to touch "CarePlus"s business model, and they shut you all down and move your business to their Central model. Don't you find it weird they are forcing you to transfer CareMark PBM prescriptions to their central model already?

By far the best model is what Walgreens is doing placing their Specialty Pharmacies in Hospital systems in strategic areas around the US.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Walgreens is such a role model.....
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:36 PM
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It's clear that all you lame-ass Caremark bashing posters are ex-employees who were terminated because you sucked at your job. Get over it and move on. Specialty is kicking butt since you left. I've made 100% percent of my bonus every quarter. I love my job, my manager and this company.
AMEN!!! My job rocks!! And no, offices do NOT hate Caremark....I talk to them every day!!
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:12 PM
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AMEN!!! My job rocks!! And no, offices do NOT hate Caremark....I talk to them every day!!
Yes they do. Hate.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:34 PM
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What is the average salary and bonus at Caremark? Is there a company car or allowance?
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:25 PM
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who is the manager for western illinois, missouri, and kansas?
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:50 AM
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who is the manager for western illinois, missouri, and kansas?
Manager for who? What?
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:34 PM
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There is no leader of all specialty pharmacy. You have to pick based on the specialty.

PAH and Hemophelia - Accredo
Hep C - Curascript
Fertility - Freedom Pharmacy
Other specialties may go to Caremark
Is Axium healthcare a good company to work for ?
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:27 PM
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Is Axium healthcare a good company to work for ?
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!......... but seriously. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:50 PM
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This is hilarious!!!
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:01 PM
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Is Axium healthcare a good company to work for ?
Dude, Curascript does NOT have a good reputation in Hep C, or any other area for that matter. Look, there are a ton of players, all trying to figure it out and make what they perceive to be easy money. It comes down to one word...service. If you provide it, you ace a chance, if you don't you will fall by the wayside.
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:59 PM
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The top three are all Accredo, Curascript and CVS Caremark Specialty because they have contracts which manage the most lives. After those three I would say Walgreen's, Aetna Specialty and Prescriptions Solutions. After those you get to smaller ones like US Bioservices, Bioscrip, etc. etc. etc.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:07 AM
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Dude, Curascript does NOT have a good reputation in Hep C, or any other area for that matter. Look, there are a ton of players, all trying to figure it out and make what they perceive to be easy money. It comes down to one word...service. If you provide it, you ace a chance, if you don't you will fall by the wayside.
This guy obviously has no idea what he is talking about. Service doesnt mean jack unless you have the contracting to get the scripts in. So many of these little pharmacies preach how good their service is but they can only service 2 out of 10 scripts a office sends.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:45 PM
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MedfusionRx....the best!! Someone actually answers the phone!!
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:00 PM
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MedfusionRx....the best!! Someone actually answers the phone!!
Sure... if they can stay out of prison.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:34 PM
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Sure... if they can stay out of prison.
Hahaha! Now THAT was a good (and true) one!
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