SOURCE: OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy

OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy

April 23, 2016 00:00 ET

OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy to Distribute Cosentyx

KALAMAZOO, MI--(Marketwired - April 23, 2016) - OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy has been selected to dispense the limited distribution drug Cosentyx (secukinumab) manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceutical. Cosentyx is a biologic product that is FDA approved to treat adults with any of the following autoimmune inflammatory disorders: moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, active psoriatic arthritis, or active ankylosing spondylitis.

Cosentyx is the first biologic product to target interleukin 17A (IL-17A) in order to reduce inflammation. The drug is given by patient self-injection and is highly effective in improving patient symptoms and enhancing quality of life.

OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy provides patients with specialty medications, like Cosentyx, along with customized patient education, access to financial assistance, and ongoing monitoring and support. These services are delivered by Clinical Pharmacists with advanced training, Licensed Certified Pharmacy Technicians, and critical patient-support service personnel. The pharmacy holds dual specialty pharmacy accreditations from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) and URAC.

"We are excited to have the ability to offer this novel treatment option to our patient and provider partners," said Andy Reeves, owner and CEO of OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy. "OptiMed will provide patients on Cosentyx with patient-centered education, training, monitoring, and support in order to engage them in their health and help them achieve their treatment goals."

Additional information about Cosentyx and Novartis Pharmaceuticals can be found at www.cosentyx.com.

About OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy
OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy, a privately held healthcare entity in Kalamazoo, MI has a longstanding history of pioneering novel patient care strategies in order to achieve optimal outcomes. OptiMed has a variety of patient-centered disease management programs for individuals suffering from serious or chronic conditions such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS. The organization has over 20 years of experience collaborating with providers, payers, manufacturers, and the community to offer personalized solutions to meet non-traditional patient needs. For more information about OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy visit www.optimedspecialtyrx.com or call 877-385-0535.

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