If you have recently learned
that you or someone you know has been infected with
you probably have many questions and concerns. You may
not know where to go to have your needs met.
Kings Pharmacy is the pharmacy that is dedicated to
helping you understand how to deal with this overwhelming disease.
Kings Pharmacy is offering to dispense Compliance Packs when patients fill their Hepatitis-C medications
at our pharmacy.
Compliance Packs will allow patients to conveniently access their doses of ribavirin and protease inhibitor at the proper
time and can be custom-packaged according to the
It will also allow providers to access a patient's adherence just by reviewing their medication card.
All patients who fill medications at our pharmacy will receive monthly refill reminder phone calls.
We have education programs that are centered on helping patients understand the disease, educating patients about their treatment.
We will assist more patients than ever before to eliminate the virus.
We are discussing the importance of adhering to their medication regimen in our education programs.
EVERY patient who comes to our pharmacy for Hepatitis-C education receives counceling from an experienced pharmacist.
Kings Pharmacy also offers evaluative services to help determine if a patient is psychologically ready to begin therapy.
Our team helps guide patients on potential side effects, injection technique training, needle/syringe disposal and storage, and nutrition and hydration tips.
All counceling is appropriately documented and a copy is available for a provider's records upon request. We offer follow-up counceling sessions
to discuss any issues a patient may have with therapy.
We encourage all patients to participate in Kings Pharmacy's monthly Hepatitis-C Support
Group, held the fourth Wednesday of every month.
Kings Pharmacy is the leading
Hepatitis C Pharmacy in New York City.
|Patients are referred to our Clinical
Education Program |
by many major hospitals and physicians.
Kings Pharmacy is recognized by the New
York City Department of Health as one of the only pharmacies to offer
specialized Hepatitis-C care. We also actively participate in their Hepatitis-C
Task Force and have sponsored and taken part in outreach projects that target the
community, as well as
monthly meetings to improve Hepatitis C care in New York.
|Specialized Hepatitis Services
Provided by Kings Pharmacy:
- We stock one of the nation’s
largest inventories of Hepatitis pharmaceuticals,
Epogen ® . In
addition, we stock all of the major ancillary medications
used to treat the adverse effects of pegylated interferon.
- Direct assistance in obtaining
access to pegylated interferon (Peg-Intron®,
Pegasys®). Determining patients’
insurance eligibility by contacting the insurance
carrier or HMO, or assisting patients in enrolling in
manufacturer-sponsored, alternate prescription programs.
Simply call Kings with your insurance information
and prescription needs. We will do all the work.
- Individual counseling and support
materials provided by your Kings Pharmacist when you are
initiated on Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin.
- Pre-filling syringes in our laminar
flow hood at no additional cost to the patient.
- Patient education on self-injection techniques,
as well as the
correct method of needle and vial disposal.
- Counseling on common and troublesome
side effects of pegylated interferon (Peg-Intron®,
Pegasys®) and Ribavirin
- Education on nutritional and hydration
guidelines for interferon treatment.
- Automatic reminders for scheduled
laboratory testing procedures.
- Support groups throughout the course of your
therapy where you will have the opportunity to speak to other patients who are going
through the same experience.
A monthly follow-up call from your Kings Pharmacist throughout
your therapy to see how you’re doing with your treatment.
- Feel free to ask questions at any time!
That’s what we’re here for. We will provide all needed support for successful completion of your therapy.
Contact Sweta Chawla, Pharm.D, MS, CDE, Director of Clinical Programs (718) 230-3535, ext. 23,
or contact Barry Reiter, COO, (718) 230-3535, ext 29