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Network Matters
News and Information for the
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Network

February 2018

Specialty Pharmacy Program Updates


Harvard Pilgrim’s Specialty Pharmacy Program has added the following medications:

Name Indication Coverage Available From

Verzenio (abemaciclib) 

Treatment of women with HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer with disease progression, in combination with fulvestrant following endocrine therapy, or alone following endocrine therapy and prior chemotherapy in metastatic cases.  Pharmacy  Mandatory: CVS Specialty

Gocovri (amantadine)

Treatment of dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson’s disease receiving levodopa-based therapy.

Pharmacy Limited Distribution: Walgreen’s Specialty

Calquence (acalabrutinib)

Treatment of adults with mantle cell lymphoma who have received at least one prior therapy.

Pharmacy Limited Distribution: Walgreen’s Specialty

Hemlibra
(emicizumab-kxwh)

To prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes in adults and children with hemophilia A with factor VIII inhibitors.

Medical  Mandatory: CVS Specialty

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