MSU Health Care Pharmacy Secures Specialty Medication Accreditation
Accreditation empowers the pharmacy to provide patients with rare diseases specialty medication.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – MSU Health Care Pharmacy has been awarded a specialty accreditation that will enable the pharmacy to dispense specialty medication for patients with various rare health conditions such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, anemia from chronic kidney disease or cancer chemotherapy, and psoriasis
The accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) —a leading organization that measures the quality of health care organizations and pharmacies in the United States—signifies that MSU Health Care Pharmacy meets the highest standards of quality and safety in the industry.
The ACHC is a leading organization that measures the quality of health care organizations and pharmacies in the United States. Accreditation by the ACHC signifies that MSU Health Care Pharmacy meets the highest standards of quality and safety in the industry.
"We are thrilled to receive this specialty accreditation from the ACHC," said Sandra Campbell, PharmD, MSU Health Care Pharmacy Director. "This recognition enables us to provide our patients with specialty medication that can make a significant difference in their health and well-being. We are proud to be able to offer this service to our patients."
Specialty medications are the fastest growing pharmaceuticals in the United States which account for around 80% of new drugs in the market, according to RxBenefits.
A specialty medication generally:
- Treats patients with complex and/or rare diseases
- Is a self-administered medication and/or an injectable non-diabetic medication
- Requires special handling, administration or more frequent patient monitoring and additional patient education
- Is a high-cost medication where the patient may need medication access services
- Requires high-touch patient care coordination and monitoring services
The MSU Health Care Pharmacy is part of MSU Health Care, which includes physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals who work together to provide comprehensive care to patients. This accreditation is another example of the team's commitment to providing exceptional care to the community.
For more information about MSU Health Care Pharmacy and its services, visit pharmacy.msu.edu.