Publix Pharmacy is the recipient of the Specialty Pharmacy Patient Choice Award in the retail pharmacy category, which was presented by Zitter Insights, a division of Managed Markets Insights and Technology, or MMIT.
A dual-accredited specialty pharmacy is operated by Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix Pharmacy, in addition to its standard retail pharmacy. The specialty pharmacy aspect dispenses and provides support for medications that are more complex and not typically found at traditional pharmacies, the company said.
“Our specialty pharmacy associates help customers with all aspects of starting and staying on therapy, including providing clinical support and seeking financial assistance to offset some costs,” said Publix vice president of pharmacy Dain Rusk. “We are proud to be recognized by our customers for our commitment to their health and well-being.”
Created by MMIT to honor specialty pharmacies and their commitment to patients, the Specialty Pharmacy Patient Choice Award is presented to one winner and one finalist in four categories — pharmacy benefit managers and payer specialty pharmacy, hospital and health system specialty pharmacy, independent specialty pharmacy, and retail pharmacy.