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CVS/pharmacy Earns First-Ever Community Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC

WOONSOCKET, R.I. and WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – CVS/pharmacy and URAC announced today that CVS/pharmacy is the first pharmacy in the nation to earn the new Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. All CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug Store locations nationwide have earned this accreditation.

CVS / pharmacy is First National Pharmacy to Earn URAC Community Pharmacy Accreditation

URAC has over 30 accreditation programs. Its Community Pharmacy Accreditation Program was developed to establish consistent benchmarks and standards for pharmacy practice quality.   Organizations that earn URAC’s Community Pharmacy Accreditation are recognized as providers of comprehensive patient care and medication management programs, and as leaders in quality and patient safety. 

To achieve this accreditation, CVS/pharmacy underwent a rigorous evaluation process to validate the quality of the care and services it provides to its patients, including patient-centered medication management, wellness services, and preventive and chronic disease management.     

“We are proud to be the first national pharmacy to earn URAC Community Pharmacy Accreditation,” said Josh Flum, Senior Vice President of Retail Pharmacy at CVS Caremark. “Having a widely recognized and respected accreditation organization such as URAC independently scrutinize our operation and attest to the quality of the pharmacy care and services we provide demonstrates our continued commitment to helping people on their path to better health as a leader in the healthcare industry.”

“CVS/pharmacy is to be commended for its decision to pursue URAC’s Community Pharmacy accreditation,” said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. “Quality healthcare services are crucial to our nation’s welfare and CVS Caremark has demonstrated its commitment to quality and accountability not only for this most recent accreditation program but also for the four pharmacy accreditations it has already received.”

CVS/pharmacy is the retail division of CVS Caremark, which is now accredited in five of URAC’s accreditation programs for Pharmacy: Community Pharmacy, Pharmacy Benefit Management, Drug Therapy Management, Specialty Pharmacy and Mail Service Pharmacy.

About URAC

URAC, a national accreditation leader, offers over 30 highly regarded accreditation programs that span the healthcare spectrum. URAC programs are created and updated by independent industry-spanning experts to address the latest market trends and needs and is a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. URAC is the accrediting body for various aspects of pharmacy practice with six pharmacy quality management programs: Community Pharmacy Accreditation; Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation; Mail Service Pharmacy Accreditation; Pharmacy Benefit Management Accreditation; Drug Therapy Management Accreditation and Workers’ Compensation Pharmacy Benefit Management Accreditation. URAC’s accreditation programs are formally recognized by six federal agencies, as well as 48 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit www.urac.org,

About CVS/pharmacy

CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (CVS), is America’s leading retail pharmacy with more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug stores in the U.S. CVS/pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at http://info.cvscaremark.com/.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

For CVS/pharmacy
Michael DeAngelis
Michael.deangelis@cvscaremark.com
401-770-2645

For URAC
Brooke Kane
bkane@urac.org
202-962-8814

CVS/pharmacy

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Walgreens Named Exclusive Specialty Pharmacy Provider for Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s Prescription Drugs: Adagen …

GAITHERSBURG, Md. and DEERFIELD, Ill., July 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Sigma-Tau), and Walgreens (WAG) (WAG) today announced that, effective July 31, 2014, Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy will now serve as the exclusive specialty pharmacy provider for select Sigma-Tau prescription drugs, Adagen(R) (pegademase bovine), Cystaran(R) (cysteamine ophthalmic solution) and Matulane(R) (procarbazine hydrochloride). As a result of this agreement, each of these drugs can now be obtained through Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy locations.

“Through our integrated clinical and specialty distribution assets, we deliver comprehensive and collaborative patient care for those with complex conditions and are pleased to be able to better serve patients requiring these medications,” said Mike Ellis, Walgreens corporate vice president, specialty and infusion pharmacy.

Dave Lemus, Chief Executive Officer of Sigma-Tau, noted, “We are very pleased to be able to work with Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, whose broad reach will significantly improve our patients’ ability to obtain their vitally needed medications. Through this cooperation, patients requiring Adagen(R), Cystaran(R) or Matulane(R), can feel secure that they will receive the highest quality service and responsiveness in managing their prescription and related healthcare needs.”

Adagen(R), Cystaran(R) and Matulane(R) are available at select Walgreens specialty, community and health system pharmacies.

For more information, call 877.534.9627 or visit www.walgreens.com/pharmacy/specialtypharmacy.

About Walgreens

As the nation’s largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2013 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to be the first choice in health and daily living for everyone in America, and beyond. Each day, in communities across America, more than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with online and mobile services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 8,217 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and VisionDirect.com. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that manages more than 400 in-store convenient care clinics throughout the country.

About Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of the sigma-tau Group, and is dedicated to the global development and commercialization of medicines for patients with rare diseases. Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and the company’s marketed products are focused on cancer, kidney disease, gastrointestinal and genetic related disorders. The company also has clinical development programs focused on hematological cancer, malaria, and other areas of unmet medical need. For more information about Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., visit www.sigmatau.com.

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Walgreens Named Exclusive Specialty Pharmacy Provider for Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s Prescription Drugs: Adagen …

GAITHERSBURG, Md. and DEERFIELD, Ill., July 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Sigma-Tau), and Walgreens (WAG) (WAG) today announced that, effective July 31, 2014, Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy will now serve as the exclusive specialty pharmacy provider for select Sigma-Tau prescription drugs, Adagen(R) (pegademase bovine), Cystaran(R) (cysteamine ophthalmic solution) and Matulane(R) (procarbazine hydrochloride). As a result of this agreement, each of these drugs can now be obtained through Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy locations.

“Through our integrated clinical and specialty distribution assets, we deliver comprehensive and collaborative patient care for those with complex conditions and are pleased to be able to better serve patients requiring these medications,” said Mike Ellis, Walgreens corporate vice president, specialty and infusion pharmacy.

Dave Lemus, Chief Executive Officer of Sigma-Tau, noted, “We are very pleased to be able to work with Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, whose broad reach will significantly improve our patients’ ability to obtain their vitally needed medications. Through this cooperation, patients requiring Adagen(R), Cystaran(R) or Matulane(R), can feel secure that they will receive the highest quality service and responsiveness in managing their prescription and related healthcare needs.”

Adagen(R), Cystaran(R) and Matulane(R) are available at select Walgreens specialty, community and health system pharmacies.

For more information, call 877.534.9627 or visit www.walgreens.com/pharmacy/specialtypharmacy.

About Walgreens

As the nation’s largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2013 sales of $72 billion, Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to be the first choice in health and daily living for everyone in America, and beyond. Each day, in communities across America, more than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with online and mobile services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates 8,217 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and VisionDirect.com. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that manages more than 400 in-store convenient care clinics throughout the country.

About Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of the sigma-tau Group, and is dedicated to the global development and commercialization of medicines for patients with rare diseases. Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and the company’s marketed products are focused on cancer, kidney disease, gastrointestinal and genetic related disorders. The company also has clinical development programs focused on hematological cancer, malaria, and other areas of unmet medical need. For more information about Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., visit www.sigmatau.com.

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