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OncologyRx Care Advantage™ Chosen to Fill Prescriptions for Jakafi™ (ruxolitinib)
Date:11/22/2011

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OncologyRx Care Advantage, McKesson Specialty Health's oral oncology products specialty pharmacy, has been selected by Incyte Corporation as one of only a limited number of  pharmacies across the U.S. authorized to fill prescriptions for Jakafi (ruxolitinib), an oral prescription medicine used to treat Myelofibrosis (MF) patients.  

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"OncologyRx Care Advantage has a strong focus and commitment to oncologists and cancer patients," said Roger W. Anderson, Dr.P.H., chief pharmacy officer, McKesson Specialty Health. "We are excited that Care Advantage was chosen as one of a limited number of pharmacies to dispense Jakafi. Our oncology expertise and extensive patient care support can lead to better outcomes by helping Myelofibrosis patients better understand their disease and comply with their treatment."

Myelofibrosis is a disorder of the bone marrow, in which the marrow is replaced by scar (fibrous) tissue.  Jakafi received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Nov. 16, and is the only medicine approved by the FDA to treat MF. Until Jakafi's approval, there were few options for patients with MF; some patients have been treated with medicines approved by the FDA to treat other diseases, with limited success.

Care Advantage provides patients with convenient home delivery of oral therapies and the additional support necessary for safe and supervised use of these oral medications. The pharmacy's team of specialists, including pharmacists, oncology certified nurses, and patient access coordinators, provides critical patient support that includes proactive monitoring of compliance, supporting adhe
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