Practice Matters

Oral Cancer Therapy: Policy Implications for the Uninsured and Underinsured Populations

Beth Faiman, CNP

From Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Ms. Faiman has acted as a consultant for Celgene, Millennium, and Onyx Pharmaceuticals.

Correspondence to: Beth Faiman, CNP, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue R35, Cleveland, OH 44195. E-mail: faimanb@ccf.org


J Adv Pract Oncol 2013;4:354–360 | DOI: 10.6004/jadpro.2013.4.5.7 | © 2013 Harborside Press®


  

ABSTRACT

Approximately 25% of the nearly 400 anticancer drugs that are currently in development will be available in oral formulations. Yet in many states, while IV medications are reimbursed without substantial out-of-pocket costs to the patient, oral medications can be associated with excessive copays or not reimbursed at all.




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