Oral oncolytics are serious medications prescribed to help patients with serious ailments. Patients and providers should fully understand and appreciate the risks and benefits before an oral oncolytic is prescribed.
Today’s increasingly competitive oncology marketplace coupled with the tremendous increase in the number of FDA-approved (and pending) oral oncolytics has created a unique opportunity for community and hospital-based practices to consider physician dispensing of oral oncolytics.
Physician dispensing allows physicians to give the oral medications directly to their patients, resulting in the same high level of care as infused medications—instead of having to send the prescription to an outside specialty pharmacy. Still, the decision to open a physician dispensing business should not be made lightly.