Texas Bleeding Disorders Conference

This year's Texas Bleeding Disorder Conference was a huge success with over 600 consumers in attendance. The meeting kicked off on Friday Aug 4th, and continued through Sunday Aug 6th in Woodlands, TX. The conference consisted of many breakout session focused on Family and patient issues. During the Conference there were exhibit times open to families to visit with Manufacturers and Specialty Pharmacies. Factor One Source/FAST had a prime location and we were able to introduce our new display and new swag items and printed marketing materials (in both Spanish and English). We experienced large volume of traffic in the booth and were able to meet many wonderful families. It was so exciting meeting all of the Texas folks. The Chapters, HTC nurses and attendees were extremely friendly and we received a big Texas welcome! We are truly looking forward to sponsoring future events and building relationships in the wonderful state of Texas.  

FOSRX/FAST at Thunder Road Event

We recently had a great time at the the Hemophilia Foundation of Minnesota/Dakotas event held in Sioux Falls at Thunder Road. Held on July 29, the event began with an exhibitor meet and greet, followed by some educational talks by Sanford Children's physical therapist, social worker, and the director of HFMD.

After a lunch with the families in attendance, we were given wrist bands and everyone was able to enjoy the rides there. It was a fun time. Our rep, Candice Leclerc, was able to reconnect with familiar faces in addition to meeting several new families. There were 90 people in attendance! Thanks to everyone who came out.

Extreme Heat

It’s HOT out there!  It is very important that we take the proper precautions to protect ourselves from the effects of the sun and extreme heat! Here are some easy guides from the CDC to reference for your Summer Safety: Extreme Heat .PDF Sun Safety - Skin Cancer Info If you have any questions or need more information on Sun Safety and Extreme Heat Awareness you can reach us by calling 877-327-8881. Cover Up and Stay Cool!

Patient Education: Traveling

Traveling This Summer? If you are on a specialty medication and plan on traveling this summer, there are some things to consider before you walk out the door. When Planning Your Trip:
  1. Call TSA if you plan on flying: 855-787-2227
Ask specifically about bringing liquid or cold medications through security.
  1. Call your airline ahead of time
Find out if there are any airline specific rules or accommodations for patients flying with specialty medications. (They may differ from TSA regulations)
  1. Contact the company that makes your medication
Many companies provide free travel accessories specifically for specialty medications. They may also have more information about storage and handling. The drug company’s contact information can be found in the paperwork provided with your medication and online.
  1. Contact the Hotel
Ask about the availability of a refrigerator for storing your medication. When You Leave:
  1. Make sure your medication is packaged and labeled properly.
  2. Provide the TSA agent with your medication when you get to security.
  3. Make sure your medication stays cold while in transit.
  If you have any questions or need more information on traveling with your specialty medication you can reach us at 877-327-8881. Enjoy your trip!    

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The time has come! We are accepting applications from eligible applicants from May 1 - June 30, 2017. Over the past 3 years Factor One Source Pharmacy has offered over $25,000.oo worth of scholarship money to students diagnosed with complex and hard-to-manage conditions seeking higher education. We are so proud of previous FOSRx Scholars and are excited to induct three more outstanding applicants to our ranks. Click to download an updated application: [media-downloader media_id="2353" texts="2017 Application"] Remember that submissions must include a photo (without copyright conflicts) and completed application be sent in a combined email to contact@fosrxfast.com with all the requirements met. To read a full list of eligibility and submission requirements, visit our scholarship page.

Happy Caregiver, Happy Pharmacy! A FAST Testimonial

Location: Louisiana Only one word to describe my experience since using this company and there wonderful nurses and that word would be AMAZING! My son was born with hemophilia A 13 years ago and has went through many many different home health companies. I cannot even begin to name all the nurses with these companies I have used considering how many we have went through, it was just total chaos. You would never see the same nurse more than once. Always new ones coming in and out at different times each time, well let me tell you that makes for a pretty hectic & unorganized life which at times seemed to be worse then the condition itself. Each visit a new nurse with no previous knowledge of my sons medications are medical history just a few notes from the last nurse whom was also a stranger. It made communication almost impossible resulting in hospital stays that probably could have been prevented had the nurses known us and our history and not just a name on a patient log and diagnosis. We were hospitalized most of 2014 two hours away from our home and family for several different things, seemed we would never see the light at the end of the tunnel.
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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.
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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. 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 too have a renewed goal to provide our patients with amazing customer service. You can count on us.
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