Announcements for newly approved specialty drugs often state that the product will be available through specialty pharmacy in limited distribution. However, the press releases rarely specify the specialty pharmacy(ies) selected as the designated partner(s).
Here are five LD deals that have been publicly confirmed subsequent to their approvals.
Onco360 to Distribute Fabhalta
Onco360 has been selected as a pharmacy partner by Novartis for Fabhalta (iptacopan) the first oral monotherapy approved for the treatment of adults with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). Fabhalta is a Factor B inhibitor that acts proximally in the alternative complement pathway of the immune system, providing control of red blood cell destruction within and outside the blood vessels.
Biologics to Distribute Fabhalta
Biologics has been selected by Novartis as a specialty pharmacy provider for Fabhalta (iptacopan). Fabhalta is the first oral monotherapy for the treatment of adults with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), a chronic and rare blood disorder that involves the destruction of red blood cells.
Walgreens added to Distribute Ycanth
Walgreens joins Verrica’s existing specialty pharmacy, Nufactor (originally announced as the ‘exclusive distributor’) to dispense Ycanth, the first FDA approved treatment of molluscum contagiosum in adult and pediatric patients 2 years of age and older.
Orsini Specialty Pharmacy exclusive Distributor for Wainua
Orsini was selected as the exclusive specialty pharmacy for Wainua (eplontersen) for adults with hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloid polyneuropathy. Wainua is a subcutaneous injection that can be self-administered.
PANTHERx Rare to Distribute Zilbrysq
PANTHERx Rare was selected by UCB to dispense Zilbrysq, a new FDA-approved therapy for the treatment of adults with gMG who are anti-AChR antibody positive.