Red Tie Challenge 2017

Throughout the month of March, which is nationally recognized to be Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month, the teams at each of our three locations participated in the 2017 “Red Tie Challenge.”

NHF’s Red Tie Challenge aims to advance the fight against inheritable bleeding disorders by raising funds for its research, education and advocacy initiatives.

More than three million Americans have either hemophilia, von Willebrand disease or rare factor deficiencies, all of which prevent the blood from clotting normally; can result in extended bleeding after injury, surgery or trauma; and can be fatal if not treated effectively.

Take a look below at FOSRx/FAST employees sporting their ties to support our patients!

How do you red tie? Learn more about way to advocate here.

 

Spring Renewal

Today, March 20, marks the astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere, also known as equinox. Since night and day are nearly exactly the same length – 12 hours – all over the world the event literally means ‘equal night’ (equi – equal, and nox – night). The equinox marks the change of seasons, as the balance of light shifts to make for longer days or nights. It usually means that it’s time to hunker down for colder seasons, or time to rise and shine for warmer ones.

At Factor One Source Pharmacy, we certainly “hunkered down” during the colder season, working hard put all the necessary ‘ducks in a row’ to acquire FAST Access Specialty Therapeutics (F.A.S.T.) at the end of 2016. As FOSRx and F.A.S.T. have joined forces, we have learned from both teams and have made it a point to maintain best practices, while adopting new ways of tackling problems in order to be our very best. Since then, our dual companies have built a strong sense of unity and trust during the hard work and reorganization required of our transition. We, too, are now ready to “rise and shine” as the warmer season approaches.

“I am happy to say more progress is being made with the integration of our two companies. Each of our companies have aspects that we do really well.  As we can harvest those attributes, learn, integrate, and operationalize, the integration of the two companies will optimize what we each do BEST.” -Dr. Sajal Roy, CEO

Just as spring brings new life and opportunities to the nature around us, it also provides new opportunities for taking the wheel of your life. We encourage you to do this by making new goals of managing your medical care on your terms, and by ultimately taking control of your health. We have a renewed goal to provide our patients with amazing customer service. You can count on us.

We are now able to accept even more insurance plans and both teams combined offer more experience both in the field and in our pharmacies. Contact us today to ask our Patient Navigators how we can help you.

F.A.S.T. Employee Highlight: Stephen Lacoste, PharmD

Stephen Lacoste is the VP of Business Development at FOSRx/FAST and one of our pharmacists. He was one of the founding members of Fast Access Specialty Therapeutics, which opened their doors in early 2010. At FAST, Stephen has been responsible for Sales and Marketing and growing the business in many different disease states.

Stephen graduated Pharmacy School in 1995 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Xavier University of New Orleans, and has worked in various areas of pharmacy with the majority of his background being in hospital pharmacy. Stephen started his sales career with Bristol Myers Squibb in 1999 and had the opportunity to launch 2 revolutionary drugs Glucophage and Plavix.

Stephen had a very successful career with BMS and won numerous national awards. He chose to make a change in 2006 and went to work for Amgen. While at Amgen, Stephen worked in various roles including sales, research and development, Clinical Management and National Accounts. Stephen won many National awards in his 3 year career with Amgen. In 2009 Stephen took a job with Talecris which was a plasma derived company. Here Stephen learned about Hemophilia and IVIG.

The Lacoste Family is pictured above. Stephen is married to his wife Nicole Lacoste, PharmD and together they have 2 sons.  Stephen loves hunting and fishing, enjoys family vacations, and is a avid outdoorsman. Stephen is a key member of our organization and was a crucial contributor to the joining of the two companies.

F.A.S.T. Employee Highlight: Adam Myers, PharmD

“All of the growth and situations we have been through have made us a solid company. We are excited for the opportunity and possibilities with the recent merger with Factor One Source. The sky is the limit!”

Adam Myers was born and raised in Louisiana, and is both a pharmacist and a leader at our recently acquired Fast Access Specialty Therapeutics office in Metairie, LA. He graduated from pharmacy school from Xavier University in 2001, and has worked in retail pharmacies since 1997. Adam was a co-founder of F.A.S.T. in 2010, and is extremely proud of its success and growth. “[In the beginning] being where we are today seemed like so far away,” he said.

Adam loves to work hard, but believes that family is the most important part of his life. “Without family, life would not be as meaningful,” he said. He and his wife, Ridgely, have two children. He credits his wife as being the backbone of the family and the reason they have been so successful.

In October Adam and his son completed a 150 mile bike ride to benefit multiple sclerosis. This ride was particularly special because his father had ridden the same ride a number of years before, and then Adam borrowed his bike to start riding. This past year he got to ride with his son as a third generation to do the event. Cycling is a sport Adam enjoys very much and has provided him with great scenery and meaningful friendships over about the past 8 years.

Adam Myers plays an important role in our organization and can be contacted any time at amyers@fasaccessrx.com.

Transferring is Easy

Are you unsatisfied with your current specialty pharmacy? Have there been multiple service failures that left you frustrated?

Have you wondered what transferring your prescription entails?

It’s easy.

We have patient navigators who will contact your doctors, your insurance providers, and answer any questions you may have. It’s a no pressure situation that ultimately gives you and your family options.  We focus on high quality service. It’s our thing. Let us help you.

No matter which state you live in, or what insurance you may have, reach out to us today. We will do all the leg work, because we want your family to have the best care possible.

Contact us through email, or call 844-773-6779. Have your insurance card handy, and we’ll do the rest.

 

Happy Holidays from FOSRx

The holidays are a time where people come together, reminisce about the year they’ve shared, and look forward to the new year with hope and excitement.

The Factor One Source Pharmacy team consists of over 20 employees that span from coast to coast working tirelessly to build something great. We support many causes, provide scholarships, attend awareness walks, and host wellness events in states all over the nation. But none of that compares to our core role: filling your specialty prescription.

At our company, the holidays present an opportunity for us to recognize and remember our incredible patients and their families who not only keep us in business, but who also make coming to work worth it. Because we are an inclusive, yet tight-knit group focused on highly specialized care for each patient, we often get to know our patients well, and care about them as individuals. It is to you, we say thank you.

We had a wonderful year. We hope you did too. May 2017 be one of health and happiness for you and yours. Thank you for trusting us with your care, and most importantly, thank you for being a part of the FOSRx Family.

 



 

Licensed in 50 States

 

Factor One Source Pharmacy is officially licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

 


What does that mean for our patients?


We’re a friendly phone call away

If you have been considering Factor One Source Pharmacy as your new specialty pharmacy, rest assured that no matter where you live, we will do everything to be able to provide services for you, and are committed to continually expanding our reach. We are friendly, accessible, and detail oriented while providing the convenience of shipping the life-saving medications you need, right to your door.

Contact us for more information.

New Regional Sales Executive Joins FOSRx in Oklahoma

Cumberland, MD, Aug 3, 2016 — Factor One Source Pharmacy announces a new addition to the company today as Clyde “J.R.” Brawner, BBA, MBA, CPC joins their sales force in the Central States Territory as a Regional Sales Executive.

In his role, J.R. Brawner will work directly with patients as a liaison with their pharmacy and navigation teams, in addition to recruiting new patients within his region.

“My passion is to assist others, in the hemophilia community and abroad, in living their lives to the fullest of their abilities while achieving their professional, academic, and life goals,” he said.

JR BrawnerBrawner has worked in the hemophilia industry for eight years and has held various positions including area manager, business development manager, and director of marketing. He has worked closely with the Crohn’s, Colitis, and Hepatitis C population within the Oklahoma City area.

During Brawner’s career he has served on and held leadership roles in several committees for the Oklahoma Hemophilia Foundation (OHF) including Hemophilia Walk Committee, Youth Leadership Committee, and Camp Planning Committee.    

Brawner holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma and is also a Certified Professional Life Coach. He looks forward to the next chapter in his professional career as an employee of FOSRx.

“I pride myself on integrity and live to empower others,” he said.

Brawner currently resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Some of his favorite activities include playing and watching basketball, cooking, traveling, fishing, and camping. To get in contact with him directly, email jbrawner@fosrx.com.

 

About Factor One Source Pharmacy:

Founded in 2014, Factor One Source Pharmacy is a Specialty Pharmacy with an unwavering commitment to excellence in providing treatments and products for their patients with outstanding customer service. Headquartered in Cumberland, Maryland, they are a fast-growing company that is focused on enhancing patient safety and medication adherence. Dr. Sajal Roy, President & CEO, is the only quadruple board certified pharmacist in the United States, and sits as a commissioner for the Maryland Board of Pharmacy and serves as Chairman of the Emergency Preparedness Task Force. 

 

FOSRx Pharmacist Spotlight: Jennifer Burton, D.Ph.

WIN_20160503_09_39_22_Pro (2)Today at Factor One Source Pharmacy we are pleased to feature Jennifer Burton, D.Ph., the Pharmacy Director of our Dickson, Tennessee location. Burton joined the FOSRx Team in February, 2016 and brings a wealth of experience through her more than 2 decades of working in the industry.

Each of our pharmacists have been actively pursuing licensure in multiple states in order to provide the best possible service to our patients.  Burton has so far succeeded in becoming licensed in both Tennessee and Kentucky, and plans to take on more states in the future. In addition, she intends to become a board certified Specialty Pharmacist, which is experience based and also requires passing a test covering multiple specialties, including inflammatory diseases, oncology infectious-HIV,hepatitis, MS, blood disorders, immune disorders, and more.

While certifications and licensures require some continued education, Burton feels that doing elective Continuing Medical Education is simply good practice.

“I like to take care of my patients like I would my friends and family, so that means knowing as much as I can in order to be in a good position to do that.”

Burton’s professional background was originally in the community pharmacy field. While she enjoyed her work, she had substantial frustrations while working with big corporations. She felt that customer service suffered because every decision was driven by numbers and metrics.  

Jennifer Burton-min“Being at a smaller company allows for better service all around,” she said.  “If something needs to be fixed, it’s easier to accomplish because I don’t have to go through multiple layers of management who have pretty much no power to resolve problems efficiently.  There’s more of a family feel and focus on the patient.”

Born in Nashville, Burton always knew that she would like to end up somewhere in the medical/scientific community, but never foresaw becoming a pharmacist.  “My original plan was marine biology and working at SeaWorld, but that was a little far from home, and was probably a little less than realistic,” she said.  She abandoned that idea her senior year in high school and decided to pursue other ventures. At some point during her sophomore year at Ole Miss, her advisor suggested that she take the PCAT, which which was being administered within a few weeks of their conversation. She took it and was accepted for the following fall, and the rest is history. “I love where I am now and think Specialty Pharmacy work is going to be a great fit for me.”

Burton loves spending her free time at the lake with her husband,  two daughters, and their chocolate lab named Zeke. She can be contacted at jburton@fosrx.com, or by calling: 844.773.6779 ext. 107.

 

About Factor One Source Pharmacy:

Founded in 2014, Factor One Source Pharmacy is a Specialty Pharmacy with an unwavering commitment to excellence in providing treatments and products for their patients with outstanding customer service. Headquartered in Cumberland, Maryland, they are a fast-growing company that is focused on enhancing patient safety and medication adherence. Dr. Sajal Roy, President & CEO, is the only quadruple board certified pharmacist in the United States, and sits as a commissioner for the Maryland Board of Pharmacy and serves as Chairman of the Emergency Preparedness Task Force. To learn more, visit www.fosrx.com.

 

Company Contact:

J. Kelly, Public Relations and Marketing
844.773.6779, jkelly@fosrx.com

Factor One Source Pharmacy Appoints New Director of Community Relations and Strengthens Industry Ties

Cumberland, MD, March 14 2016 — Factor One Source Pharmacy (http://www.fosrx.com), a fast growing specialty pharmacy, announced today that Glenn Mones has joined the team as Director of Community Relations to further develop their growing regional and national presence.

Glenn Mones comes with a wealth of experience within the Industry, having spent the last 16 working in the bleeding disorders community, the last six of which were spent as the Executive Director of the New York City Chapter. He has also held roles as the Director of Marketing and Communications at the National Hemophilia Foundation, and later as NHF’s Vice President for Public Policy. In these capacities, Mones was instrumental in getting lifetime caps removed from health insurance policies, he worked closely with all facets of the community to ensure the safety of clotting factor, and he helped pass the first statewide legislation eliminating higher co-pays for injectable biologic drugs. Mones has also worked closely with chapters and families to ensure unrestricted access to high quality medical care.

Mones plans to continue FOSRx’s recent success of achieving dual accreditation by providing community support to patients affected by conditions in need of specialty services all across America.

“This is an exciting new opportunity for me to advocate for a broad range of community needs and concerns,” Mones said. “I want every community member to know that I remain dedicated to fighting for access and that they can always let me know how I may be of service,” he added.

In 2014, Mones received the Ron Niederman Humanitarian Award from the Hemophilia Federation of America. In his new capacity at Factor One Source Pharmacy, he is looking forward to using his knowledge and experience to continue serving the community.

 

About Factor One Source Pharmacy:

Founded in 2014, Factor One Source Pharmacy is a Specialty Pharmacy with an unwavering commitment to excellence in providing treatments and products for their patients with outstanding customer service. Headquartered in Cumberland, Maryland, they are a fast-growing company that is focused on enhancing patient safety and medication adherence. Dr. Sajal Roy, President & CEO, is the only quadruple board certified pharmacist in the United States, and sits as a commissioner for the Maryland Board of Pharmacy and serves as Chairman of the Emergency Preparedness Task Force. 

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