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Date : November 05, 2013

Schnucks Pharmacy Joins Ranks of Infusion Providers

Full-service Maryland Heights infusion facility now open to patients

 

ST. LOUIS – Inside the new state-of-the-art Schnucks Infusion Solutions healthcare facility (11550 Page Service Road, Suite 101, St. Louis, MO 63146) pharmacists prepare medications for infusion therapy administered in patient homes or in the controlled and comfortable environment of the facility’s Ambulatory Infusion Center (AIC).

 

According to Schnucks Vice President of Pharmacy Michael Juergensmeyer, the new 6,500-square-foot facility also houses the Schnucks Regional Specialty Pharmacy. “The Specialty Pharmacy specializes in medications that treat chronic conditions and provide support to all Schnucks in-store pharmacy patients,” he said.  “These medicines are typically costly, hard to source, require special storage conditions and need prior approval from insurance providers.”

 

Juergensmeyer says infusion is the natural progression of the company’s specialty pharmacy division which launched in 2008.  “Having specialty and infusion services under one roof gives Schnucks the unique ability to coordinate oral medication therapy with infusion therapy,” he said

           

Schnucks Director of Pharmacy Services Dave Chism, R. Ph., says, “Outpatient infusion therapy is a safe and cost-effective alternative for our patients to receive treatment conveniently and comfortably in an alternate healthcare setting.  Patients tend to recuperate better at home, and with focus on shorter hospital stays, there’s a growing need for infusion providers.”

 

For more information, please visit Pharmacy online at www.schnucksinfusionsolutions.com or call 1-877-386-4077.

 

About Schnucks:

Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. operates 100 stores and 95 in-store pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa.  Follow Schnucks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Schnucks.

 

Schnucks Infusion Solutions manages both acute and chronic conditions.  The team of Registered Nurses is trained and competent to administer a wide variety of specialty medications including Immune Globulin, Tumor Necrosis Factors, Multiple Sclerosis treatments and Clotting Factors.  Below is a list of common therapies provided and conditions we treat.

 

Therapies Provided:

 

· Anti-coagulants (Lovenox, Fragmin, Arixtra, etc.)

· Anti-emetics (Ondansetron, Zofran, Kytril, etc.)

· Anti-infectives (Antibiotics, Antifungals, Antivirals)

· Anti-spasmotics (Baclofen, Lioresal, etc.)

· Blood Component Stimulating Factors (Aranesp,Epogen, Neulasta, Neupogen) 

· Cardiac therapy (Dobutamine, Milrinone, Furosemide, Bumetanide)

· Central line care and supplies

· Chelation (Deferoxamine)

· Chemotherapy

· Corticosteroids (methylprednisolone)

· Clotting factors

· Enteral feedings

· Growth hormone

· Hydration support

· Immunotherapy (IVIG and SQIG)

· Inhalation

· Intrathecal pump management

· IV Enzyme Replacement

· Pain Management

· Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)

· Anti -Tumor Necrosis Factor Agents (Remicaide, Orencia, Enbrel, etc.)

· Synagis

· Multiple Sclerosis therapy

 

Medical conditions treated with infusion therapy include:

 

·     Anemia

·     Autoimmune Diseases

·     Cancer

·     Cystic Fibrosis

·     Gastrointestinal Disorders – Crohn’s Disease, Pancreatitis, Short Bowel Syndrome

·     Growth Disorders

·     Heart Failure

·     Hemophilia

·     High-risk Pregnancy

·     HIV/AIDS

·     Immune Deficiencies

·     Infectious Diseases

·     Intractable Pain

·     Malnutrition

·     Multiple Sclerosis

·     Neurological Conditions

·     Nutrition-related problems associated with  Crohn’s Disease, esophageal cancer,  inflammatory bowel, stroke, ulcerative colitis and other medical conditions

·     Post Bone Marrow, Solid Organ and Stem Cell Transplant

·     Post-Operative Infections

·     Skin and Wound Infections – Cellulitis, Osteomyelitis

·     Thalassemia

·     Upper Respiratory Infections – Pneumonia

·     Urinary Tract Infections

·     Von-Willibrand Disease

 

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