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Recombinant Quadrivalent Flublok Vaccine More Effective in Older Adults

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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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A clinical trial comparing the protective efficacy in older adults of a quadrivalent recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV4) with a standard-dose, egg-grown quadrivalent, inactivated influenza vaccine during the A/H3N2-predominant 2014-2015 influenza season showed RIV4 provided better protection against confirmed influenza-like illness among adults aged 50 and older. [ read more ]

Public Attitudes Toward Unvaccinated Children and Their Mothers Depends on Reasons

A study conducted at the University of British Columbia found that mothers are viewed negatively if their child hasn’t been vaccinated, regardless of the reason; however, mothers who refuse to vaccinate their children are viewed in a harsher light compared with those who delay vaccination because of safety concerns or time constraints. [ read more ]

Study Shows Influenza May Increase Risk of Developing Parkinson’s

New research suggests a certain strain of influenza virus predisposes mice to developing pathologies that mimic those seen in Parkinson’s disease, a risk that could be decreased with influenza vaccine protection. [ read more ]

Industry News

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From ADMA Biologics

ADMA Biologics has acquired Biotest Pharmaceuticals’ Therapy Business Unit, and now owns the marketing rights to Nabi-HB (hepatitis B immune globulin, human) and Bivigam (immune globulin intravenous, human). [ read more ]

From Seqirus

Seqirus has successfully produced a cell-based influenza vaccine using a candidate vaccine virus that has been isolated and grown in cells, rather than in eggs.  [ read more ]

From CSL Behring

CSL Behring has received the National Organization of Rare Disorders’ 2017 Industry Award for IDELVION, its long-acting fusion protein for patients with hemophilia B. [ read more ]

IVIG & Albumin Supply Index

IVIG and Albumin Supply Index from April 2017 - July 2017
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Featured Products

HyperRAB® S/D (Grifols)

HyperRAB S/D and the rabies vaccine should be given to all persons suspected of exposure to rabies with one exception: persons who have been previously immunized with rabies vaccine and have a confirmed adequate rabies antibody titer should receive only vaccine. HyperRAB S/D should be administered as promptly as possible after exposure, but can be administered up to the eighth day after the first dose of vaccine is given. HyperRAB S/D is preservative and latex-free and comes in 2 mL and 10 mL vial sizes.

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HyperRHO® S/D (Grifols)

HyperRHO S/D Full Dose is recommended for the prevention of Rh hemolytic disease of the newborn by its administration to the Rho(D) negative mother within 72 hours after birth of an Rho(D) positive infant. HyperRHO S/D Full Dose may be used to prevent isoimmunization in Rho(D) negative individuals who have been transfused with Rho(D) positive red blood cells or blood components containing red blood cells. HyperRHO S/D Full Dose comes in a 300 ugm single-dose syringe and a 1 mL syringe (10 pack).

HyperRHO S/D Mini-Dose is recommended to prevent the isoimmunization of Rho(D) negative women at the time of spontaneous or induced abortion of up to 12 weeks' gestation. HyperRHO S/D Mini-Dose is available in a 50 ugm single-dose syringe (10 pack).

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What's New at FFF


SODIUM PHENYLACETATE AND SODIUM BENZOATE (injection) is indicated as adjunctive therapy in pediatric and adult patients for the treatment of acute hyperammonemia and associated encephalopathy in patients with deficiencies in enzymes of the urea cycle. It is supplied in a 10%/10% concentrated, aqueous solution.

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Current Medicare IVIG / SCIG Rates

Rates per gram are effective July 1, 2017, through Sept. 30, 2017.

Product J Codes ASP + 6%
(before sequester)
ASP + 4.3%*
(after sequester)
Carimune NF J1566 $65.88 $64.83
Flebogamma J1572 $55.86 $54.96
Gammagard S/D J1566 $65.88 $64.83
Gammaplex J1557 $93.38 $91.88
Octagam J1568 $68.25 $67.16
Privigen J1459 $77.21 $75.97
CUVITRU ** J3490/J3590/J7799 - -
Hizentra J1559 $98.29 $96.71
HyQvia J1575 $130.36 $128.27
Gammagard Liquid J1569 $80.39 $79.10
Gammaked J1561 $76.82 $75.59
Gamunex-C J1561 $76.82 $75.59

*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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