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Geisinger Health Plan March 2018 Pharmacy Policy Updates

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March 2018 Pharmacy Policy Updates:

Whats New:

  • MBP 5.0 Remicade (infliximab), Inflectra (infliximab-dyyb), Renflexis (infliximab-abda)- Updated policy
  • MBP 104.0 Emend IV (fosaprepitant)- Updated policy
  • MBP 24.0 Aloxi (Palonosetron)- Updated policy
  • MBP 113.0 Gazyva (obinutuzumab)- Updated policy
  • MBP 162.0 Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel) – New policy
  • MBP 163.0 Mylotarg (gemtuzumab ozogamicin)- New policy
  • MBP 164.0 Vyxeos (daunorubicin/cytarabine liposomal) – New policy
  • MBP 165.0 Rituxan Hycela (rituximab/hyaluronidase) – New policy
  • MBP 166.0 Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) – New policy

The following policies were reviewed with no changes:

  • MBP 88.0 Halaven (eribulin mesylate)
  • MBP 91.0 Yervoy (Ipilimumab)
  • MBP 97.0 Kyprolis (carfilzomib)
  • MBP 141.0 Nucala (mepolizumab)
  • MBP 142.0 Portrazza (necitumumab)
  • MBP 143.0 Praxbind (idarucizumab)
  • MBP 151.0 Spinraza (nusinersen)


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