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Patient Support Programs (PSPs) for People Taking Biologics/Biosimilars

Overview of PSP Services for Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis

Below you will find a listing of all Patient Support Programs for all the biologics and biosimilars currently being used to treat psoriatic disease. The information outlines the drug, how it is administered, who is the associated pharmaceutical company along with details on the Patient Support Program associated with that medication. The information outlines the support that is offered for patients currently taking that medication.

Psoriatic Arthritis

Name of
Treatment
Administration Pharmaceutical
Company
Name
of PSP
Cimzia Injection UCB Canada CIMZIASolutions

Find out more about CIMZIASolutions


Insurance investigation and coverage Support for treatment questions and other concerns Financial assistance for drug costs Support in arranging treatment, training or education of drug administration Comments
Assistance with identifying and applying for coverage through provincial programs, private benefits, or other available funds Access to a nurse case manager who will also liaise with the patient’s physician as needed Available (dependent on patient’s financial status) Access to education materials that provide information on the drug, potential side effects, self-injection, etc.

A field nurse is available to travel to the patient’s location to provide training and education

Access to local clinics across Canada (Bayshore Clinics)
Cosentyx Injection Novartis XPOSE
Erelzi Injection

Sandoz
(a division of Novartis)

XPOSE

Find out more about XPOSE

Insurance investigation and coverage Support for treatment questions and other concerns Financial assistance for drug costs Support in arranging treatment, training or education of drug administration Comments
Assistance with identifying and applying for coverage through provincial programs, private benefits, or other available funds Access to a case worker and nurse who will also liaise with the patient’s physician and pharmacy as needed Available (dependent on patient’s financial status)

Access to a case worker who contacts the patient to schedule appointments for injections

A nurse is available to travel to the physician’s office or patient’s home to administer the injection

Access to local clinics across Canada (Innomar Clinics)
Enbrel Injection Amgen Enliven Services

Find out more about Enliven Services

Insurance investigation and coverage Support for treatment questions and other concerns Financial assistance for drug costs Support in arranging treatment, training or education of drug administration Comments
Assistance with identifying and applying for coverage through provincial programs, private benefits, or other available funds Access to registered nurse Available (dependent on patient’s financial status)

Assistance with scheduling self-injection training with a physician is available

Access to specialty pharmacies that provide services on behalf of the program
Humira Injection AbbVie AbbvieCare

Find out more about AbbvieCare

Insurance investigation and coverage Support for treatment questions and other concerns Financial assistance for drug costs Support in arranging treatment, training or education of drug adminstration Comments
Assistance with identifying and applying for coverage through provincial programs, private benefits, or other available funds Access to a nurse who will also liaise with the patient’s physician and pharmacy as needed Available (dependent on patient’s financial status)

Access to education materials (e.g. self-injection training videos)

Access to self-injection training

Assistance with scheduling any testing required for enrolment (e.g. a TB test)

Access to local AbbVie care clinics across Canada (Innomar Clinics)

Access to specialty pharmacies that provide services on behalf of the program

Orencia Injection Bristol-Myers-Squibb Response

Find out more about Response

Insurance investigation and coverage Support for treatment questions and other concerns Financial assistance for drug costs Support in arranging treatment, training or education of drug administration Comments
Assistance with identifying and applying for coverage through provincial programs, private benefits, or other available funds 24/7 access to personal care counselors and nurses will also liaise with the patient’s physician and pharmacy as needed Available (dependent on patient’s financial status)

A field nurse is available to travel to the patient’s location to provide training and education

Access to local clinics across Canada (Bayshore Clinics)

Inflectra
(biosimilar to Remicade)

IV Infusion Pfizer Inflectra Patient Support Program

Find out more about Inflectra Patient Support Program

Insurance investigation and coverage Support for treatment questions and other concerns Financial assistance for drug costs Support in arranging treatment, training or education of drug administration Comments
Assistance with identifying and applying for coverage through provincial programs, private benefits, or other available funds Access to a nurse Available (dependent on patient’s financial status)

The scheduling department contacts the patient to schedule appointments for infusions

Access to local clinics across Canada (Innomar Clinics)

Renflexis
(biosimilar to Remicade)

IV Infusion Merck Harmony

Find out more about Harmony

Insurance investigation and coverage Support for treatment questions and other concerns Financial assistance for drug costs Support in arranging treatment, training or education of drug administration Comments
Assistance with identifying and applying for coverage through provincial programs, private benefits, or other available funds Access to a coordinator and a nurse (the nurse administers the infusions and the coordinator conducts regular follow ups with the patient) Available (dependent on patient’s financial status)

Access to a coordinator who contacts the patient to schedule appointments for infusions

Access to local infusion clinics across Canada

Remicade IV Infusion Janssen BioAdvance
Simponi IV Infusion Janssen BioAdvance
Simponi Aria IV Infusion Janssen BioAdvance
Stelara Injection Janssen BioAdvance

Find out more about BioAdvance

Insurance investigation and coverage Support for treatment questions and other concerns Financial assistance for drug costs Support in arranging treatment, training or education of drug administration Comments
Assistance with identifying and applying for coverage through provincial programs, private benefits, or other available funds Access to a coordinator Available (dependent on patient’s financial status)

Access to support with arranging treatment and training/education on how to administer the drug

Access to local clinics across Canada (BioAdvance Clinics)

Taltz Injection Eli Lilly Canada Inc LillyPlus TM

Find out more about LillyPlusTM

Insurance investigation and coverage Support for treatment questions and other concerns Financial assistance for drug costs Support in arranging treatment, training or education of drug administration Comments
Individual attention, information and reimbursement support for those who qualified Optional check-in calls from a Patient Care Coordinator and educational materials to help manage the condition Individual attention, information and reimbursement support for those who qualified

Administration training videos are available online

In-person and telephone administration training

Free recyclable container to dispose of used Taltz devices

For Psoriasis
Name of Treatment Administration Pharmaceutical Company Name of PSP
Cimzia Injection UCB Canada CIMZIA Solutions

Find out more about CIMZIASolutions


Insurance investigation and coverage Support for treatment questions and other concerns Financial assistance for drug costs Support in arranging treatment, training or education of drug administration Comments
Assistance with identifying and applying for coverage through provincial programs, private benefits, or other available funds Access to a nurse case manager who will also liaise with the patient’s physician as needed Available (dependent on patient’s financial status) Access to education materials that provide information on the drug, potential side effects, self-injection, etc.

A field nurse is available to travel to the patient’s location to provide training and education

Access to local clinics across Canada (Bayshore Clinics)
Cosentyx Injection Novartis XPOSE
Erelzi Injection

Sandoz
(a division of Novartis)

XPOSE

Find out more about XPOSE

Insurance investigation and coverage Support for treatment questions and other concerns Financial assistance for drug costs Support in arranging treatment, training or education of drug administration Comments
Assistance with identifying and applying for coverage through provincial programs, private benefits, or other available funds Access to a case worker and nurse who will also liaise with the patient’s physician and pharmacy as needed Available (dependent on patient’s financial status)

Access to a case worker who contacts the patient to schedule appointments for injections

A nurse is available to travel to the physician’s office or patient’s home to administer the injection

Access to local clinics across Canada (Innomar Clinics)
Enbrel Injection Amgen Enliven Services

Find out more about Enliven Services

Insurance investigation and coverage Support for treatment questions and other concerns Financial assistance for drug costs Support in arranging treatment, training or education of drug administration Comments
Assistance with identifying and applying for coverage through provincial programs, private benefits, or other available funds Access to registered nurse Available (dependent on patient’s financial status)

Assistance with scheduling self-injection training with a physician is available

Access to specialty pharmacies that provide services on behalf of the program
Humira Injection AbbVie AbbvieCare
Skyrizi Injection AbbVie AbbvieCare

Find out more about AbbvieCare

Insurance investigation and coverage Support for treatment questions and other concerns Financial assistance for drug costs Support in arranging treatment, training or education of drug administration Comments
Assistance with identifying and applying for coverage through provincial programs, private benefits, or other available funds Access to a nurse who will also liaise with the patient’s physician and pharmacy as needed Available (dependent on patient’s financial status)

Access to education materials (e.g. self-injection training videos)

Access to self-injection training

Assistance with scheduling any testing required for enrolment (e.g. a TB test)

Access to local AbbVie care clinics across Canada (Innomar Clinics)

Access to specialty pharmacies that provide services on behalf of the program

Inflectra
(biosimilar to Remicade)

IV Infusion Pfizer Inflectra Patient Support Program

Find out more about Inflectra Patient Support Program

Insurance investigation and coverage Support for treatment questions and other concerns Financial assistance for drug costs Support in arranging treatment, training or education of drug administration Comments
Assistance with identifying and applying for coverage through provincial programs, private benefits, or other available funds Access to a nurse Available (dependent on patient’s financial status)

The scheduling department contacts the patient to schedule appointments for infusions

Access to local clinics across Canada (Innomar Clinics)

Renflexis
(biosimilar to Remicade)

IV Infusion Merck Harmony

Find out more about Harmony

Insurance investigation and coverage Support for treatment questions and other concerns Financial assistance for drug costs Support in arranging treatment, training or education of drug administration Comments
Assistance with identifying and applying for coverage through provincial programs, private benefits, or other available funds Access to a coordinator and a nurse (the nurse administers the infusions and the coordinator conducts regular follow ups with the patient) Available (dependent on patient’s financial status)

Access to a coordinator who contacts the patient to schedule appointments for infusions

Access to local infusion clinics across Canada

Siliq Injection Bausch Health Siliq Patient Support Program

Find out more about Siliq Patient Support Program

Insurance investigation and coverage Support for treatment questions and other concerns Financial assistance for drug costs Support in arranging treatment, training or education of drug administration Comments
Assistance with identifying and applying for coverage through provincial programs, private benefits, or other available funds Access to a nurse / case manager who will also liaise with the patient’s physician and pharmacy as needed Available (dependent on patient’s financial status)

A home care nurse is available to travel to the patient’s location to provide training and education (including self-injection training)

Access to local clinics across Canada (Innomar Clinics)

Home delivery is available for some patients

Remicade IV Infusion Janssen BioAdvance
Stelara Injection Janssen BioAdvance
Tremfya Injection Janssen BioAdvance

Find out more about BioAdvance

Insurance investigation and coverage Support for treatment questions and other concerns Financial assistance for drug costs Support in arranging treatment, training or education of drug administration Comments
Assistance with identifying and applying for coverage through provincial programs, private benefits, or other available funds Access to a coordinator Available (dependent on patient’s financial status)

Access to support with arranging treatment and training/education on how to administer the drug

Access to local clinics across Canada (BioAdvance Clinics)

Taltz Injection Eli Lilly Canada Inc LillyPlus TM

Find out more about LillyPlusTM

Insurance investigation and coverage Support for treatment questions and other concerns Financial assistance for drug costs Support in arranging treatment, training or education of drug administration Comments
Individual attention, information and reimbursement support for those who qualified Optional check-in calls from a Patient Care Coordinator and educational materials to help manage the condition Individual attention, information and reimbursement support for those who qualified

Administration training videos are available online

In-person and telephone administration training

Free recyclable container to dispose of used Taltz devices

Patient Support Programs

You may qualify for a Patient Support Program offered by the manufacturer of the medication which can offer support to access the drug you require. In some cases, reimbursement assistance is available. In some cases, your physician's office may have to coordinate with the Patient Support Program whereas in others you the patient can reach out directly. Contact manufacturer for details.

 

Medication

Manufacturer

Contact

Cosentyx

(Sekukinumab)

Novartis

Cosentyx™ Connect (Patient Support Program)

Cosentyx™ Connect Personal Support Program ™.
1-844-267-3689

Enbrel

(Etanercept)

Amgen

Enbrel®

Enliven Services:

1-877-9ENBREL

1-877-936-2735

Humira

(Adalimumab)

 

Abbvie

1-866-848-6472

https://www.abbviecare.ca/humira/userenbre

Otezla

(Apremilast Tablets)

Celgene

PrOtezla® ez Start

1-844-ez-Start

1-844-397-8278

Remicade (Influximab),

Simponi (golimumab),

Stelara (ustekinumab)

Janssen

1-866-872-5770

https://www.bioadvancemember.ca/login.aspx

  Janssen

Biolgoics Savings Partnership

https://www.biologicsavingspartnership.com

Silkis

Galderma

905-762-2472

Taltz

Ixekizumab

Eli Lilly

1-888-545-5972

 

Patient Support Preferences

CAPP asked patients who are using or have used a Patient Support Program what aspects of the program they valued the most. These programs offer different services (see the tables above), including help getting insurance coverage, financial assistance and support in using the drug. Overall, the services provided by PSPs that help patients access the biologic / biosimilar that they have been prescribed were the most highly valued by patients.

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