FDA-approved drug is new treatment option for patients with relapsed or penta-refractory multiple myeloma
CARY, N.C., July 8, 2019—Biologics by McKesson, an independent specialty pharmacy for oncology and other complex therapeutic areas, announced that it has been selected by Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc. to be in the limited distribution network for XPOVIO™ (selinexor).
XPOVIO is a nuclear export inhibitor indicated in combination with dexamethasone for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) who have received at least four prior therapies and whose disease is refractory or intolerant to at least two proteasome inhibitors (PI), at least two immunomodulatory agents (IMiD), and an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody (mAb).1,2 Approved on July 3, XPOVIO was previously granted both Orphan Drug designation and Fast Track designation by the FDA.
“We are excited that Biologics is included in the limited network distribution for XPOVIO,” said Ann Steagall, director of Clinical Policy at Biologics. “We are pleased to be included in the distribution of a first in class XPO inhibitor. Patients who have exhausted the current standard of care therapies now have another option. It is important to us as a premier oncology pharmacy to offer patients and prescribers the newest therapies available.”
Biologics 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 disease states and oncology therapies available, 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.
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About Biologics by McKesson
Biologics by McKesson is an independent specialty pharmacy with over 25 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.
- BRAND NAME (selinexor) [package insert].
- Data on file. Karyopharm Therapeutics.
Claire Crye, Public Relations