NCODA’s View: This article highlights some of the challenges and issues that exist when you separate patients from the care and services they require. Cancer patients can be particular affected by this fragmentation and will benefit greatly by the expertise and capability of receiving their medications from their oncologist with a dedicated dispensing department. Having direct access to the oncologist and the patients medical record maximizes the patients experience and minimizes the waste from medications dispensed that will never be used by the patient. NCODA’s Quality Standard Model highlights this value proposition and creates a win-win scenario for patients and payers.Specialty Pharmacies Proliferate, Along With Questions By Katie Thomas and Andrew Pollack Dispensaries for expensive drugs that treat complex or rare diseases are surging, but their customer service and business practices are under scrutiny.