CARY, N.C. (July 23, 2018) — Biologics, Inc., a McKesson Specialty Health oncology, neurology and complex care pharmacy services company, 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 Specialty Health. “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.
Biologics, Inc. is an oncology and complex care pharmacy services company that enables healthcare providers, payers and biopharma to optimize cancer care for the best possible outcomes – clinical, financial and emotional. Unifying fragmented healthcare services, Biologics brings efficiency and humanity to oncology care management by focusing on the patient’s best interest as the surest path to managing cost and risk.
Biologics is part of McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation empowering the community patient care delivery system by helping community practices advance the science, technology and quality of care. Through innovative clinical research, business and operational solutions, facilitated by integrated technology systems, we focus on improving the financial health of our customers so they may provide the best care to their patients. Our combined organization will help better support patients and expedite access to oncology therapies. For more information, visit www.mckessonspecialtyhealth.com and www.biologicsinc.com.