Lysodren (mitotane) is the only FDA-approved drug to treat inoperable, functional or non-functional adrenocortical carcinoma, a rare cancer of the adrenal glands. Metopirone (metyrapone) is used as a diagnostic test for adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) insufficiency and in the diagnosis of ACTH-dependent Cushing’s syndrome. ACTH is a hormone produced in the pituitary gland in the brain.
“We are very excited to be the exclusive pharmacy to dispense these medicines,” says Tracey James, senior vice president of pharmacy services at AllianceRx Walgreens Prime. “HRA Pharma Rare Diseases recognizes our ability to clinically support patients throughout their treatment journey and link them to financial resources so they can obtain these life-changing medicines. HRA Pharma Rare Diseases and AllianceRx Walgreens Prime share the same goal of providing the best possible outcomes for these patients.”
Evelina Paberze, chief operating officer of HRA Pharma Rare Diseases, says, “At HRA Pharma Rare Diseases, we are dedicated to giving our patients improved access to essential treatments. The decision to make AllianceRx Walgreens Prime our exclusive specialty pharmacy and clinical support provider means our rare disease patients in the U.S. will get improved access to Lysodren and Metopirone.”
David Wright, chief executive officer of HRA Pharma, says, “At HRA Pharma, we constantly strive to provide accessible and affordable solutions to our patients. I believe making AllianceRx Walgreens Prime the exclusive pharmacy of our rare diseases affiliate is a step in the right direction to achieving this goal.”
For full prescribing information on the drugs listed above, including the black box warning for Lysodren®, visit dailymed.nlm.nih.gov.