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Walgreens, champion for health and well-being

Now, more than ever, we will continue to champion the health and well-being of every community in America and do our best to serve our customers and patients through this pandemic. This is particularly true for the patients we care for with chronic, complex or life-changing conditions who rely on us for education, support and...

Sandoz Webinar

Webinar with Professor from Italy

Sandoz will be hosting a webinar March 25th at 11am ET with a Professor/Hospital Director from Italy to facilitate sharing of knowledge and clinical experience regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Details are listed below. . 

Please take three minutes of your time to answer these important questions:

Dear Colleagues: Please take three minutes of your time to answer these important questions: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C8ZDYNW about the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on our practices, needs, and available resources. This survey has been prepared by the multi-state and international cardio-oncology collaborative network from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and...

FDA approval for Neratinib to Treat HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

Great news!  Puma Biotechnology received U.S. FDA approval for Neratinib to Treat HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer.  The sNDA approval was based on results of the Phase III NALA trial, a randomized controlled trial of neratinib plus capecitabine in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer who have received two or more prior anti-HER2-based regimens. Adam M....

Novartis announces broad range of initiatives to respond to COVID-19 Pandemic; Creates USD 20 million global fund to support impacted communities

Novartis today announced a broad set of measures to support the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures include the creation of a global fund to support communities around the world impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the company’s decision to join two key cross-industry R&D initiatives. For more information click here.

Rx Vantage offers help during the COVID-19 pandemic

RxVantage As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we have fielded thousands of inquiries from our medical office community about updating and communicating protocols for industry reps and vendors. What we thought was a nice-to-have feature of our free service has become mission-critical for practice communication overnight. Given the volume of inquiries we are receiving,...

Heme Onc Call an option for off site consult for blood disorders

After 15 years of hospital-based heme/onc practice, Dr. Steve Fein started Heme Onc Call to service hospitals that have little or no heme/onc consultant availability. Dr. Fein has a deep-seated passion for helping patients with both nonmalignant blood disorders and blood cancers, and has come to realize that all hospitals need inpatient heme/onc specialty care....

FCS Expanding Cancer Care

Florida Cancer Specialists Expanding Cancer Care Treatment Services & Opening First of its KindDrug Development Unit with Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Central Florida FCS’s New Lake Mary Cancer Center & Sarah Cannon Research Institute Drug Development Unit to open this month Fort Myers, Fla., February 19, 2020 — Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS)...

Additional Learning Opportunity During the Miami Winter Heme Meeting

On behalf of OncLive and Dr. Lonial of Winship Cancer Institute we would to invite you to participate in “Toxicity Management in Multiple Myeloma: An OncLive Scientific Interchange and Workshop”. This 3-hour meeting will be used to share your valuable insights, expert knowledge, and practical experience on management of toxicities associated with novel therapies in the treatment...

Florida Cancer Specialists partners with Cedar to improve the patient financial experience

Personalized billing and payment platform will enable an improved financial experience for oncology patients across the growing FCS community-based provider network Fort Myers, Fla., February 10, 2020 — Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) and Cedar, a patient engagement and payment technology platform, today announced that they are partnering to modernize the on-line payment experience...

Taiho Oncology Announcement

On behalf of Taiho Oncology, Inc., we are pleased to inform you that a corporate press release, “Astex Pharmaceuticals announces U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acceptance for review of an NDA for the combination oral hypomethylating agent cedazuridine and decitabine (ASTX727 or oral C-DEC), for the treatment of MDS and CMML” has been issued...

ACCC Patient Assistance and Reimbursement

IMPROVED FUNCTIONALITY & NAVIGATION!  To Download your copy visit the ACCC site Today! Hot links on the “Table of Contents” allow you to go straight to the drug manufacturer’s patient assistance and reimbursement page OR click on a specific drug and go right to that drug’s patient assistance and reimbursement program. Plus, a “Table of...

FDA grants approval for TAZVERIK

Epizyme announces that U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval of TAZVERIK (tazemetostat) for the treatment of adults and pediatric patients age 16 years and older with metastatic or locally advanced epithelioid sarcoma not eligible for resection, based on overall response rate and duration of response in a Phase 2 clinical trial.  You...

FDA approves Keytruda for treatment of patients with BCG

Merck is pleased to announce that KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of patients with Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG)-unresponsive, high-risk, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) with carcinoma in situ (CIS) with or without papillary tumors who are ineligible for or have elected not to undergo cystectomy. PD-L1 diagnostic testing is not...

Janssen CarePathGeneral Resources

https://www.janssencarepath.com/hcp/general-resources Access support to help navigate payer processes Know Your State Interactive Tool — Provides information on affordability options for your patients at the state level. Supporting Appropriate Payer Coverage Decisions Brochure — Helps you understand the information that payers may require for your patient’s coverage of medically necessary drug therapies. Prior Authorization Considerations Checklist — Presents general information...

BRCA Resource

Merck and FLASCO share the ASCO triple aim of matching the right patient to the right drug at the right time and believe this project can further that objective. Merck/AstraZeneca developed and shared a non-branded electronic resource that can be utilized by providers and patients, in both English and Spanish, that highlights why BRCA testing...

FDA approved pembrolizumab (KEYTRUDA, Merck & Co. Inc.) for the treatment of patients with Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG)

Food and Drug Administration approved pembrolizumab (KEYTRUDA, Merck & Co. Inc.) for the treatment of patients with Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG)-unresponsive, high-risk, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) with carcinoma in situ (CIS) with or without papillary tumors who are ineligible for or have elected not to undergo cystectomy. More Information. January 8, 2020 https://www.fda.gov/drugs/resources-information-approved-drugs/fda-approves-pembrolizumab-bcg-unresponsive-high-risk-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer  Hematology/Oncology (Cancer)...

FDA grants approval to fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki (ENHERTU®)

From the American Society of Clinical Oncology in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and as a service to our members, ASCO will periodically distribute information about newly approved therapies for cancer patients. This helps FDA inform oncologists and professionals in oncology-related fields about recent approvals in a timely manner. Included in the...

CMS Update: POLIVY has a permanent J-code

Genentech is pleased to inform you that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has assigned a permanent J-code for POLIVY™ (polatuzumab vedotin-piiq). POLIVY received FDA approval on June 10, 2019. Effective January 1, 2020, the J-code is J9309 (Injection, polatuzumab vedotin-piiq, 1 mg). The POLIVY J-code Announcement Flash Card, which details the new...

POLIVY Access Solutions

The PDF below contains sample coding information. Please see full Prescribing Information.  Please feel free to contact the Genentech team with any questions or concerns about coding and billing. Contact a POLIVY Access Solutions Specialist at (888) 249-4918 Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT, or visit Genentech-Access.com/POLIVY. Correct coding is the responsibility of...

PADCEV™ Now FDA Approved

WHAT IS PADCEV? PADCEV (enfortumab vedotin-ejfv) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with bladder cancer and cancers of the urinary tract (renal pelvis, ureter or urethra) that has spread or cannot be removed by surgery. PADCEV may be used if you have received an immunotherapy medicine and also received a chemotherapy-containing platinum medicine....

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