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Influenza Vaccine Coverage Is Highest Among Workplaces with Vaccination Requirements

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In this Issue

•  IVIG/Albumin Supply Index
•  Open Market Pricing
•  New Products from FFF
•  Current Medicare
•  Resources
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An Internet panel survey of healthcare personnel (HCP) from March 28, 2017, through April 19, 2017, showed the overall influenza vaccination coverage estimate among HCP was 78.6 percent in the 2016-17 season, an increase of 15 percentage points since the 2010-11 season, but similar to the 2013-14 through 2015-16 seasons, with the highest coverage among those whose workplace had vaccination requirements. [ read more ]

IVIG Safe and Effective for Treating SFPN

A study conducted to assess the safety and efficacy of “apparently autoimmune" small fiber polyneuropathy (aaSFPN) has found intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) reduces pain and improves organ function. [ read more ]

Study Finds Antibiotics Can Weaken the Immune System

Researchers at Harvard, MIT, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Broad Institute, have found antibiotics can work against the body by weakening the immune system’s ability to fight off bacteria. [ read more ]

Industry News

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From CSL Behring

During routine inspection of retained AlbuRx 25% samples, CSL Behring noted the potential for fading print with more effect on the expiration dating on the patient tear-off portion of the label on 50 mL and 100 mL vial sizes. While CSL Behring is taking no action with product on the market, it is addressing the print settings to ensure readability throughout the shelf life of the product. [ read more ]

From GlaxoSmithKline

Nucala (mepolizumab, GlaxoSmithKline) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), a rare autoimmune disease that causes vasculitis.  [ read more ]

From Mylan

Mylan’s Ogivri (trastuzumab-dkst) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a biosimilar to Genentech’s Herceptin (trastuzumab) for the treatment of patients with HER2-overexpressing breast or metastatic stomach cancer (gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma). [ read more ]

IVIG & Albumin Supply Index

IVIG and Albumin Supply Index from September 2017 - December 2017
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Current Medicare IVIG / SCIG Rates

Rates per gram are effective Oct. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017.

Product J Codes ASP + 6%
(before sequester)
ASP + 4.3%*
(after sequester)
Carimune NF J1566 $68.56 $67.46
Flebogamma J1572 $59.67 $58.71
Gammagard S/D J1566 $68.56 $67.46
Gammaplex J1557 $82.16 $80.84
Octagam J1568 $73.24 $72.06
Privigen J1459 $77.01 $75.78
CUVITRU ** J3490/J3590/J7799 - -
Hizentra J1559 $98.13 $96.56
HyQvia J1575 $131.36 $129.25
Gammagard Liquid J1569 $79.57 $78.29
Gammaked J1561 $77.89 $76.64
Gamunex-C J1561 $77.89 $76.64

*Reflects 2% sequestration reduction applied to 80% Medicare payment portion as required under Budget Control Act of 2011.

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FFF customers may order the following complementary resources to help you with your practice:

Seasonal Flu Poster flu myths and facts brochure
immune globulin reference charts
•  IG Immune Globulin (Human)
•  Hyperimmune Globulins
•  Anti-Inhibitor, Factor VIIa & IX
•  Factor VIII & von Willebrand Factor
•  Seasonal Influenza Vaccine

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