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National Association of Specialty Pharmacy to Host “Fight for Access” Fundraiser to Support Patient Access Programs

September 17, 2018

CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 17, 2018--The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP), a nonprofit organization representing all stakeholders in the specialty pharmacy industry — including the nation’s leading specialty pharmacies, pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers, health plan providers and integrated delivery systems — today announced that it will host a “Fight for Access” fundraiser with MMA legend Randy Couture to benefit patient access programs. The fundraiser will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., during the NASP Sixth Annual Meeting and Educational Conference.

“NASP is excited to welcome Randy Couture as we promote specialty medication affordability and support patients battling the financial toxicity that may serve as a barrier to specialty drug access,” said Mike Agostino, president of NASP.

Six-time world champion and Hall of Famer Randy Couture will be making a guest appearance at the ParcelShield photo booth for a meet-and-greet with fans. Couture will greet attendees, sign autographs and pose for photos with fans. Proceeds from the “ Fight for Access” fundraiser will support patient access programs.

Those interested in raising money for patient access programs can donate at the ParcelShield photo booth. Venmo, credit/debit cards, cash and checks will be accepted.

The NASP Sixth Annual Meeting and Educational Conference is designed to educate the specialty pharmacy industry about the emerging scientific and therapeutic advances and rapidly changing regulatory and legislative environment, focusing on clinical outcomes with an impact on the patient at the center. The event is geared toward pharmacy directors, senior executives, consultants and managed care organizations.

For registration and more information, please visit  https://www.naspmeeting.com.

About NASP

NASP is a 501(c)(6) trade organization and is the only national association representing all stakeholders in the specialty pharmacy industry. NASP’s mission is to elevate the practice of specialty pharmacy by developing and promoting continuing professional education and certification of specialty pharmacists while advocating for public policies that ensure patients have appropriate access to specialty medications in tandem with critical services. NASP members include the nation’s leading independent specialty pharmacies, pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers, group purchasing organizations, patient advocacy groups, integrated delivery systems and health plans, technology and data management vendors, wholesalers/distributors and practicing pharmacists. With over 100 corporate and 1,200 individual members, NASP is the unified voice of specialty pharmacy in the United States. For additional information, visit NASPnet.org.

About ParcelShield, LLC

Through an automated technology platform built on predictive analytics, machine learning, and proprietary Weather Farm™ statistical modeling, ParcelShield enables specialty pharmacies to gain more control than ever before over their shipping, revenue, and patient outcomes. Throughout the entire parcel journey — from your pharmacy into your patients’ hands, you gain consistent assurance of more on-time patient medication deliveries shielded against human and carrier error, routing roadblocks, and weather distress.

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SOURCE: The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP)

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