Philidor Rx Services, which is the subject of scrutiny over its ties to Valeant Pharmaceuticals, is “a manufacturer-controlled mail pharmacy that dispenses primarily Valeant products,” writes Drug Channels Institute CEO Adam Fein. Media coverage has unfairly smeared all specialty pharmacies, and manufacturers can expect greater scrutiny of their specialty channel strategies, he writes. “Smaller independent specialty pharmacies should also expect greater oversight, as manufacturers and payers work to validate the business operations of their trading partners,” Fein writes. Drug Channels (10/27)