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Oncology Group's Pharmaceutical Services Agreement Enhances Efficiency of Drug Management Program
Date:6/29/2009

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The physicians of Hematology-Oncology Associates, P.C in Albuquerque, N.M., an eight provider community based specialty practice caring for adults with cancers and blood disorders, today announced they have entered into an agreement with Oncology Pharmaceutical Services (OPS) to secure its oncology drug purchasing, distribution services, and the support of an oncology-trained consultant pharmacist.

By working with OPS, a service of US Oncology, Inc., Hematology-Oncology Associates has access to a range of services focused on enhancing the performance of the practice. The services are customized to the specific needs of community-based practices and include drug management services, such as admixture training, inventory management, enhanced charge capture, regimen analysis, and admixture and clinical staff training and education.

"This type of support allows us to practice more efficiently and will help us continue to provide the excellent service and quality of care that the community has come to expect from us," said Dr. Victor Vigil, lead oncologist at Hematology-Oncology Associates.

State-of-the-art drug distribution services and network drug contracting are vital parts of the services provided by OPS to benefit the Hematology-Oncology Associates practice. As a complement to these OPS services, the consultant pharmacist is a resource who focuses on providing ongoing economic value and process improvement support to Hematology-Oncology Associates.

The relationship brings together the expertise of seven oncologists, a clinical nurse specialist, and many support staff with the knowledge of an oncology pharmacist team that share a vision of optimizin
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