CARY, N.C., Dec.1, 2023Biologics by McKesson, an independent specialty pharmacy specializing in oncology and rare diseases, was selected by AstraZeneca as a specialty pharmacy provider for TRUQAP™ (capivasertib).  TRUQAP, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Nov. 17, 2023, is an orally administered drug, in combination with fulvestrant, for the treatment of adult patients with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer with one or more biomarker alterations (PIK3CA, AKT1, or PTEN). Eligible patients will have progressed on at least one endocrine-based regimen in the metastatic setting or experienced recurrence on or within 12 months of completing adjuvant therapy. The approval of TRUQAP was based on CAPItello-291 results, which showed the combination of TRUCAP and FASLODEX (fulvestrant) reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 50% versus FASLODEX alone in the biomarker-altered population.

“Biologics is proud to be chosen as a specialty pharmacy provider by AstraZeneca, to offer a new first-in-class medication with the potential to reshape treatment for breast cancer patients with specific biomarker alterations,” said Ela Lourido, vice president and general manager, Specialty Pharmacy Solutions, McKesson. “In addition to TRUQAP being a novel treatment for breast cancer patients, it provides hope to make a difference in the long-term outcomes of their lives.”

Biologics by McKesson is committed to and recognized for its level of customer service as well as its innovative, high-touch, and multidisciplinary approach. Putting patients first in all they do, each team includes pharmacists with in-depth knowledge of therapies, experienced nurses, and financial counselors who are familiar with various financial assistance programs and organizations that help patients.

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About Biologics by McKesson

Biologics by McKesson is an independent specialty pharmacy with more than 25 years of experience connecting patients to life-changing medications in oncology and other rare and complex therapeutic areas. Built on the foundation of deep clinical expertise and a high-touch approach to patient care, Biologics delivers seamless access and personalized engagement, so patients get the most out of the care they receive. As a business within McKesson Corporation, Biologics 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.

About McKesson Oncology and Specialty Solutions 

It’s an unprecedented time for patients living with cancer as life sciences companies race to create new, cutting-edge therapies. With cancer care becoming more targeted, providers, life sciences companies, and payers face a multitude of challenges and complexity in the development of new treatments and making them accessible to patients in need. At McKesson, our unmatched portfolio of oncology businesses and partners provide research, insights, technologies, and services that are helping to address these hurdles and improve cancer and specialty care.

  • McKesson is fueling discovery by helping patients participate in cutting-edge clinical trials closer to home through the joint venture between US Oncology Research and Sarah Cannon Research Institute.
  • The US Oncology Network and McKesson Provider Solutions are advancing specialty care and high-quality cancer care in the communities where patients live by supporting the practices of thousands of independent, community-based providers.
  • Ontada®, a McKesson business dedicated to oncology, generates real-world data (RWD) and real-world evidence (RWE), and provides clinical education and provider technology to inform and improve cancer care.
  • As one of the largest distributors of oncology and specialty medicines, we are ensuring medicines make their way to those who are counting on them.
  • And through CoverMyMeds, Biologics by McKesson, and GPO services, our work continues to help patients access, afford, and adhere to their medicines.