Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment available at Axium Healthcare Pharmacy

Axium Healthcare Pharmacy, Inc. Provides Actemra® (tocilizumab) for the Treatment of Moderately to Severely Active Rheumatoid Arthritis

Online PR News – 05-February-2010 – – Lake Mary, Fla. (February 4, 2010) – Axium Healthcare Pharmacy, one of the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy providers, has been granted access to provide Actemra® (tocilizumab) for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

The announcement comes on the heels of the FDA’s approval of Genentech’s Actemra® (tocilizumab). Actemra® is indicated for adult RA patients who have had an inadequate response to one or more tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonist therapies. Actemra® is approved for once-a-month intravenous administration in settings such as doctor’s offices, hospitals and infusion centers. Actemra® may be used alone or in combination with methotrexate or other disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs).

“Axium is pleased to be granted the opportunity to provide Actemra® for severe rheumatoid arthritis,” stated Mark Montgomery, President & CEO of Axium Healthcare Pharmacy. “We remain committed in expanding our product offerings to service a wider array of patients. Through Axium’s therapy management program, we are able to deliver high-quality, patient-focused care and personalized superior service combined with our dedicated clinical expertise which further brings a new level of care for our patients.”

Axium’s clinical team provides comprehensive compliance support, patient education and other clinical interventions and communication with the patient/physician to coordinate the treatment plan. In addition, Axium offers 24-hour Pharmacist/Nurse support, prior authorization assistance, refill management calls, and ongoing delivery coordination.

About Axium Healthcare Pharmacy:

Axium Healthcare Pharmacy, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy providers licensed and permitted to operate in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Axium focuses on therapy management programs for patients with serious and chronic conditions. Therapy management programs include: Hepatitis C, Oncology, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hemophilia, Growth Hormone Deficiency plus others. For more information, contact Axium Healthcare Pharmacy at 888.315.3395; by email info (at) axiumhealthcare (dot) com or visit us at

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