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Avella Selected as Synagis Provider in Texas and Colorado

Specialty pharmacy to dispense Synagis® to Texas and Colorado Medicaid recipients for 2013-2014 RSV season


Avella Specialty Pharmacy has been chosen by Navitus Health Solutions LLC to provide Synagis® to its managed Medicaid members in Texas and Colorado. The prescription medication Synagis® is used to help prevent a serious lung disease caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in infants and children at high risk for severe lung disease from RSV.

“We are pleased to have been named a preferred pharmacy partner to dispense Synagis® to Navitus’ managed Medicaid members in Texas and Colorado,” said Kevin James, R.Ph, MBA, Vice President, Managed Markets, Avella Specialty Pharmacy. “Our focus remains on optimizing patient health and through this partnership we will have the opportunity to educate parents and offer resources to improve the overall health of the infants and children receiving the medication.”

Avella’s contract award, recently announced by Navitus, identifies Avella as a preferred specialty pharmacy partner to dispense Synagis® to Texas and Colorado Medicaid recipients.

Specialty pharmacies play a key role in providing patients with complex medical conditions access to medications and in monitoring those patients to ensure correct utilization. Working as a key component of the healthcare system, Avella collaborates with providers, payors and patients to offer unique solutions to their challenges. More information about Avella and its specialty services can be found at


About Navitus

Navitus Health Solutions, LLC is a full-service, URAC-accredited pharmacy benefit management company. Navitus provides its flexible services to government entities, self-funded employers, coalitions, labor organizations, third-party administrators, and health plans, including managed Medicaid and Medicare Part D. For more information about Navitus’ real solutions to the rising cost of health care, visit or call 877-571-7500.

About Avella Specialty Pharmacy

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Avella Specialty Pharmacy is a National Accredited Specialty Pharmacy, providing individualized care and support to patients since 1996. Avella’s clinical pharmacists and staff members are experts in managing complex disease states and providing compassionate care. The company offers a nationwide distribution service to complement its retail locations. In 2013 Avella reached 1,105th on Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. For more information, please visit


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