ARIAD selects Biolgics to be exclusive specialty pharmacy provider for Iclusig Biologics has been selected by ARIAD Pharmaceuticals to be the sole specialty pharmacy provider of Iclusig and manager of its Patient Access and Support Services program. Iclusig is a treatment for adult patients with refractory chronic myeloid leukemia or Philadelphia-chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The decision by ARIAD to utilize a closed distribution network with Biologics was made to ensure a high-touch care model for patients on Iclusig and to increase efficiencies as the product is made commercially available in the U.S. this month.
ARIAD announces CHMP adopts final opinion on Iclusig ARIAD Pharmaceuticals announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has adopted its final opinion on Iclusig following the recommendations made by the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee earlier this month. The PRAC conducted an 11-month review of the available data on Iclusig and consulted with a scientific advisory group in oncology. This week, the EMA recommended that Iclusig continue to be used in accordance with its already approved indications as a treatment of certain leukaemias and confirmed that the benefit-risk profile of Iclusig continues to be positive in each of these indications. The EMA also recommended additional warnings in the European product information to minimize the risk of vascular events. The company said, "We are now well positioned to complete pricing and reimbursement negotiations in Europe and to ensure that Iclusig is available to appropriate Philadelphia-chromosome positive leukaemia patients."