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Acro hosts Payer/Managed Care Symposium


SHARON HILL, Pa. — Attendance at the fifth annual Payer/Managed Care Symposium "far exceeded" that of previous years, the event's sponsor said.

Acro Pharmaceutical Services said the event, which took place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia, attracted more than 130 attendees from specialty drug manufacturers, health plans and other payer organizations representing the majority of patients in the Mid-Atlantic region. The goal of the symposium, Acro said, was to "foster greater insight into the payer perspective on the trends and challenges of managing the specialty pharmacy drug benefit."

"Our efforts over the past years are tangibly translating into significant progress in advancing the cause of specialty pharmacy while bettering the working relationships between payers and the manufacturers of specialty pharmacy medications," Acro president Sajid Syed said. "As part of Lincare Holdings Inc., Acro is now well-positioned to support their mutual needs — not only in the Mid-Atlantic region, but in an increasingly broader service area."

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