Drug - Yervoy (ipilimumab) [Bristol-Myers Squibb]
Therapeutic area - Oncology
The following criteria apply:
Length of Approval
Yervoy is a human cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4)-blocking antibody indicated for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma. FDA approved dosing for Yervoy is 3 mg/kg administered intravenously over 90 minutes every three weeks for a total of four doses. Doses greater than 3mg/kg will not be approved. Documentation of patient weight and dose is required for approval.
Patient Program available
Providers who need to prescribe Yervoy at the 10mg/kg dose for the adjuvant treatment of fully resected stage III melanoma (lymph node > 1mm) may enroll their eligible patients in Bristol-Myers Squibb's (BMS) Adjuvant Patient Program for Melanoma by contacting BMS Access Support Center at 800-861-0048 (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET) or visiting www.bmsaccesssupport.com
MHCP Provider Call Center 651-431-2700 or 800-366-5411