Walgreens Program For Splitting Fills Of Oral Oncolytics

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy has a program for oral oncology drugs that saves clients between $2K-$4K PMPM based on a study released last year.  So, what do they do?

They split the monthly fill to make sure patients are getting their clinical assessments done midway through the regimen.  They were doing this for 3 drugs (Nexavar, Tarceva, and Sutent) for the first 3 months of therapy.  According to the study shared in the December 2010 Drug Benefit News publication, the program increased compliance from the 60% range to the 70% range. 

The program also includes monthly reports back to physicians.  It was supposed to expand at the beginning of the year.

As far as I know, this is a unique program.  I don’t know of others doing anything like this.

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