Senior Healthcare Consultant to expand healthcare efforts for National Specialty Pharmacy

Avita Pharmacy Welcomes Mark Roth as New Account Manager

Senior Healthcare Consultant to expand healthcare efforts for National Specialty Pharmacy

New Orleans, February 6, 2013 – Avita Drugs Pharmacy is proud to announce and welcome Mark Roth as Account Manager for the company’s Louisiana and Texas markets.  In this role, Roth will lead efforts to expand and improve stakeholder relationships in new and existing geographic markets.  He will focus on HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and other chronic diseases.

Roth joins the Avita pharmacy team from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, one of the world’s top 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. As a senior HIV consultant, he was directly responsible for an increase in product market share, launching new drugs and formulations within a multi-state territory through the development and maintenance of key provider relationships, clinical data utilization and successful speaker programs.

Additionally, Roth has over 15 years of experience in chronic disease specialization, sales, and key account management capabilities throughout the state of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. While at Boehringer Ingelheim, he started out as an HIV Sales Representative and then promoted to Senior HIV Consultant.  He was a clinical pharmacist and account manager with Coram Healthcare, where he was responsible for the clinical management of home infusion therapy patients on IVIG, HIV/AIDS, oncology, bone marrow and solid organ transplant medication.

“We are very excited to welcome Mark to the Avita Drugs family, said Founder, Jerry Purcell. Mark’s experience in working within the specialized field of chronic conditions, specifically the area of HIV has provided him with a strong understanding of the industry and the individuals we service. Our main goal is to make the lives of patients and providers less complicated and improve their overall quality of life, and with Mark joining the team, we expect to continue on that path.”Roth received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Xavier University in New Orleans, LA.

About Avita Drugs

Avita Drugs is a high-touch-specialty pharmacy that serves the unique needs of people living with chronic health conditions, including HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, mental health, oncology and solid organ transplant related issues.  Avita has locations in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Dallas and San Antonio.

Founded in 2003, the pharmacy provides patients with exceptional service and comprehensive solutions for all aspects of chronic illness care, including personal service of in-home delivery, Avita CARES® (an industry-leading medication adherence program), specialty certified pharmacists, and a knowledgeable staff to help patients’ better understand and adhere to their complex drug therapies.

Avita also offers management of 340B drug discount programs, prior authorization processes, nurses for injection training, alignment with financial assistance programs, PBM, and third party billing services.   To find out more about Avita Drugs Pharmacy, please visit

PRESS RELEASE February 6, 2013