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Celgene Patient Support® provides

  • A single Specialist assigned to help patients in your geographic area
  • An Access Reimbursement Manager in each region with information on payer policies, billing, and coding for REBLOZYL
  • Assistance with understanding patient insurance coverage for REBLOZYL
  • Information about financial assistance for REBLOZYL

Financial assistance

There are programs and organizations that may help pay for REBLOZYL, depending on a patient’s insurance situation:

Celgene Commercial Co-pay Program

Co-pay responsibility for REBLOZYL is reduced to $0 (subject to annual benefit limits) for eligible patients with commercial or private insurance (including healthcare exchanges).*

Celgene Patient Assistance Program (PAP)

REBLOZYL may be available at no cost for qualified patients who are uninsured or underinsured.

Independent Third-Party Organizations

Patients who are unable to afford their medication (including patients with Medicare, Medicaid, or other government-sponsored insurance) may be able to receive help from independent third-party organizations.

Insurance-related assistance

Our Specialists are available to assist with each of the following steps in the insurance approval process for REBLOZYL§:

  • Benefits investigation
  • Prior authorization/precertification assistance
  • Appeals assistance
  • Educating patients about insurance coverage or other programs for which they may qualify

Enrolling in Celgene Patient Support®

Visit us at www.celgenepatientsupport.com

Email us at patientsupport@celgene.com or fax to 1-800-822-2496

For more information on Celgene Patient Support®

Call us at 1-800-931-8691, Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 8 PM ET (translation services available)

*Other eligibility requirements and restrictions apply. Please see full Terms and Conditions on the Celgene Patient Support® website.

Patients must meet specified financial and insurance eligibility requirements to qualify for assistance. Please see Eligibility Requirements on the Celgene Patient Support® website.

Financial and medical eligibility requirements vary by organization.

§Celgene cannot provide insurance advice or make insurance decisions.

Celgene provides a facilitation service and will not provide any medical input into a prior authorization or an appeal.

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Indication

REBLOZYL is indicated for the treatment of anemia in adult patients with beta thalassemia who require regular red blood cell (RBC) transfusions.

REBLOZYL is indicated for the treatment of anemia failing an erythropoiesis stimulating agent and requiring 2 or more red blood cell units over 8 weeks in adult patients with very low- to intermediate-risk myelodysplastic syndromes with ring sideroblasts (MDS-RS) or with myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasm with ring sideroblasts and thrombocytosis (MDS/MPN-RS-T).

REBLOZYL is not indicated for use as a substitute for RBC transfusions in patients who require immediate correction of anemia.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

Thrombosis/Thromboembolism

In adult patients with beta thalassemia, thromboembolic events (TEE) were reported in 8/223 (3.6%) REBLOZYL-treated patients. TEEs included deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolus, portal vein thrombosis, and ischemic stroke. Patients with known risk factors for thromboembolism (splenectomy or concomitant use of hormone replacement therapy) may be at further increased risk of thromboembolic conditions. Consider thromboprophylaxis in patients at increased risk of TEE. Monitor patients for signs and symptoms of thromboembolic events and institute treatment promptly.

Hypertension

Hypertension was reported in 10.7% (61/571) of REBLOZYL-treated patients. Across clinical studies, the incidence of Grade 3 to 4 hypertension ranged from 1.8% to 8.6%. In patients with beta thalassemia with normal baseline blood pressure, 13 (6.2%) patients developed systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥130 mm Hg and 33 (16.6%) patients developed diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥80 mm Hg. In adult patients with MDS with normal baseline blood pressure, 26 (29.9%) patients developed SBP ≥130 mm Hg and 23 (16.4%) patients developed DBP ≥80 mm Hg. Monitor blood pressure prior to each administration. Manage new or exacerbations of preexisting hypertension using anti-hypertensive agents.

Embryo-Fetal Toxicity

REBLOZYL may cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. REBLOZYL caused increased post-implantation loss, decreased litter size, and an increased incidence of skeletal variations in pregnant rat and rabbit studies. Advise pregnant women of the potential risk to a fetus. Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment and for at least 3 months after the final dose.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

Beta-Thalassemia

  • Serious adverse reactions occurred in 3.6% of patients on REBLOZYL. Serious adverse reactions occurring in 1% of patients included cerebrovascular accident and deep vein thrombosis. A fatal adverse reaction occurred in 1 patient treated with REBLOZYL who died due to an unconfirmed case of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
  • Most common adverse reactions (at least 10% for REBLOZYL and 1% more than placebo) were headache (26% vs 24%), bone pain (20% vs 8%), arthralgia (19% vs 12%), fatigue (14% vs 13%), cough (14% vs 11%), abdominal pain (14% vs 12%), diarrhea (12% vs 10%) and dizziness (11% vs 5%)

Myelodysplastic Syndromes

  • Grade ≥3 (≥2%) adverse reactions included fatigue, hypertension, syncope and musculoskeletal pain. A fatal adverse reaction occurred in 5 (2.1%) patients
  • The most common (≥10%) adverse reactions included fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, dizziness, diarrhea, nausea, hypersensitivity reactions, hypertension, headache, upper respiratory tract infection, bronchitis, and urinary tract infection

LACTATION

It is not known whether REBLOZYL is excreted into human milk or absorbed systemically after ingestion by a nursing infant. REBLOZYL was detected in milk of lactating rats. When a drug is present in animal milk, it is likely that the drug will be present in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, and because of the unknown effects of REBLOZYL in infants, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue treatment. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in the breastfed child, breastfeeding is not recommended during treatment and for 3 months after the last dose.

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