Baldwin Park, CA – Since
July 2017, Premier Pharmacy Services has been part of a group of specialty
pharmacies selected by electroCore, Inc. to dispense a non-invasive vagus nerve
stimulator known as GAMMACORE. GAMMACORE is used to relieve symptoms of cluster
and migraine headaches in adult patients. Premier Pharmacy Services is part of
a limited network of specialty pharmacies that provides GAMMACORE to patients
suffering from the painful symptoms of cluster and migraine headaches.
Cluster and migraine headaches are among the most painful
forms of a wide range of headaches and can be very difficult to deal with. Both
of these headaches are fairly common; migraines affect over 3 million Americans
every year, while cluster headaches affect over 200,000 Americans. However,
cluster headaches are very different than migraines. Clusters affect one side
of the head and often come in the form of an attack followed by a long period of
relief. There are usually symptoms such as a runny nose or irritated eyes.
Migraines, on the other hand, are characterized by a throbbing or pulse,
accompanied by nausea and a sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can be
very long-lasting and hard to control.
The vagus nerve is one of the important highways of
communication between the brain and the rest of the body. This nerve plays an
important role in pain regulation, especially with cluster and migraine
headaches. GAMMACORE is a device that stimulates this nerve to block the nerve
from sending pain signals to the brain. GAMMACORE works unlike other treatments
because it sends electric pulses from the outside of the body straight to the
nerve, rather than using drugs to react chemically within the body. This means
that GAMMACORE can be used in conjunction with other medications, without
worries of adverse reactions or the need to put other medications on hold.
GAMMACORE is typically used twice a day, with 3 stimulations for each
GAMMACORE avoids drug-like side effects associated with
traditional injections, pills, or inhalers by treating cluster headaches and
migraine headaches with gentle electrical stimulations outside of the body. In
clinical studies, there were significantly higher response rates in patients
with GAMMACORE than those with a placebo for treatment for cluster headaches.
In addition, in patients with episodic cluster headaches, about half found
GAMMACORE to be pain free.
GAMMACORE is unlike other prescriptions because some
plans consider it a medical benefit while others consider it a pharmacy
benefit. GAMMACORE is an electronic treatment that requires a prescription,
which is activated by the pharmacy with a patient specific authorization code,
and then sent to the patient by the pharmacy. The refill is delivered through a
radio-frequency identification (RFID) card, much like a credit card or an
electronic key. Because GAMMACORE is rechargeable, the device can be used for
multiple years, as long as the prescription is filled every month. GAMMACORE is
unique because it has been integrated as a medical benefit and a pharmacy
Premier Pharmacy is proud to offer
GAMMACORE as a treatment for patients with cluster headaches and migraines. With
our excellent patient-oriented customer service team, Premier Pharmacy Services
aims to ensure patients receive the best therapy solutions while enjoying our timely
and expedited delivery services.
About Premier Pharmacy Services
Premier Pharmacy Services is Southern
California’s largest independent long-term care and specialty pharmacy, with satellite
locations in Arizona, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Premier Pharmacy Services is specialty
pharmacy accredited by URAC, ACHC, and The Compliance Team and safe internet
pharmacy practice site accredited by NABP VIPPS. The company offers clinical
management nationwide, utilizing strategies that promote optimal outcomes for
persons enduring debilitating diseases while delivering industry-leading
patient care with integrity, compassion, and excellence. Premier Pharmacy
Services opened in 2006 as a long-term care pharmacy with one mission, “do
everything for every patient every day.”
To this day, that mission continues- Premier Pharmacy Services works
around the clock to provide patient centric support and care.