CARY, N.C. (July 23, 2018) — Biologics by McKesson, an independent specialty pharmacy for oncology and other complex therapeutic areas, has been selected by Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to be in the limited distribution network for TIBSOVO® (ivosidenib), an IDH1 inhibitor approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with a susceptible isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 (IDH1) mutation as detected by an FDA approved test. The addition of this critical medicine brings the total number of oncology and supportive therapies accessible through Biologics to 118. Approval was granted by the FDA on July 20, 2018.
“Previously, patients with relapsed/refractory IDH1 mutant AML have had limited treatment options,” said Brandon Tom, vice president, Commercial Services, McKesson Life Sciences. “We are pleased to be able to offer this much-needed new drug to these patients, which accounts for approximately 6-10 percent of all AML patients.”
Biologics’ specialty pharmacy is committed to and recognized for its high level of customer service as well as its innovative, high-touch and multidisciplinary patient-centric approach. Each team includes a pharmacist with in-depth knowledge of oncology therapies, an experienced oncology nurse and a financial counselor who is familiar with various financial assistance programs and organizations that help cancer patients. This highly-skilled care team works together to develop individualized care plans that address each patient’s unique clinical, financial and emotional needs and streamlines communication back to the treating provider, enabling high-quality care and differentiated outcomes. In addition, the Biologics team works closely with payers to ensure patients can access the specialty medications they need.
Physicians may submit prescriptions to Biologics via phone (800-850-4306), fax (800-823-4506) or eScribe. For electronic prescribing systems, physicians may search for Biologics within their EMR system.
About Biologics by McKesson
Biologics by McKesson is an independent specialty pharmacy with over 24 years of experience connecting patients to life-changing medications in oncology and other complex therapeutic areas. Built on the foundation of deep clinical expertise and a high-touch approach to patient care, Biologics by McKesson delivers seamless access and personalized engagement, so patients get the most out of the care they receive. As part of McKesson Life Sciences, a business within McKesson Corporation, Biologics by McKesson harnesses unparalleled reach and connectivity across the healthcare system to connect the dots between payers, providers and biopharma, so together, they can deliver better care and outcomes for every patient.
Claire Crye, Public Relations