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Tops Unveils Expanded Specialty Pharmacy Program

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Tops Friendly Markets has launched a specialty pharmacy program to provide more convenient and personalized care for customers living with chronic and complex medical conditions.  

The Tops Markets Specialty Pharmacy Program will allow them to access specialty medications at the pharmacy. Specialty medications include those that can be complex to administer, have a high cost and/or require special storage or handling.

Chronic diseases are typically treated with specialty medications and can include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, hepatitis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease.  

In addition, specialty medications require strict adherence to a treatment plan to ensure successful outcomes.

The Tops Specialty Pharmacy services include providing educational resources, developing individualized clinical care plans, coordinating insurance benefits, navigating financial assistance and ensuring continuous patient care throughout treatment.

In partnership with its local pharmacists, the program will be supported by a team of specialty pharmacists and patient care coordinators.

“As we continue to expand the services we offer our customers, Tops is committed to making it even easier for you to get every healthy thing you need in one quick stop and that includes your pharmacy needs,” said Ron Ferri, president of Tops Friendly Markets.

“With the strategic merger between Tops Markets and Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarkets to form Northeast Grocery Inc., expanding our specialty pharmacy services is an exciting milestone,” said Scott Guisinger, VP of pharmacy at Northeast Shared Services, a subsidiary of Northeast Grocery that provides support services to Tops Friendly Markets and Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarkets.

“We are looking forward to offering Tops customers the highly regarded comprehensive specialty pharmacy services that Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarkets customers have come to trust and value.”

In addition, the grocer’s pharmacies offer signature programs such as immunizations, medication therapy management and discounts through the Tops $3.99+Plan generic program. 

About Tops Friendly Markets

Based in Williamsville, New York, Tops Markets operates 148 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. 

With more than 14,000 employers, the grocer is the largest private, for-profit employer in western New York.

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