Medical benefit pharmaceutical policies for providers

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MBP 39.0 Naglazyme (galsulfase)
Naglazyme (galsulfase) is a normal variant form of the polymorphic human enzyme N-acetylgalactosamine 4-sulfatase that is produced by recombinant DNA technology.
Reviewed 1/31/17

MBP 68.0 Nplate (romiplostim)
Nplate (romiplostim) is used for the treatment of chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP). Its mechanism of action increases platelet production through binding and activation of the thrombopoietin (TPO) receptor with a mechanism analogous to endogenous TPO.
Reviewed 7/31/17

MBP 141.0 Nucala (mepolizumab)
Nucala (mepolizumab) is an interleukin-5 antagonist (immunoglobulin G1 [IgG1] kappa). IL-5 is the major cytokine responsible for the growth and differentiation, recruitment, activation, and survival of eosinophils (a cell type associated with inflammation and (an important component of the pathogenesis of asthma). Mepolizumab, by inhibiting interleukin-5 signaling, reduces the production and survival of eosinophils; however, the mechanism of mepolizumab action in asthma has not been definitively established.
Reviewed 2/28/17

MBP 93.0 Nulojix (belatacept)
Nulojix (belatacept) is a selective T-cell costimulation blocker indicated for prophylaxis of organ rejection in adult patients receiving a kidney transplant.
Reviewed 3/30/17

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