Sucraid® (sacrosidase) Oral Solution is a sucrase enzyme replacement therapy that breaks down sucrose into glucose and fructose, thereby allowing the broken down sugar to be absorbed by the small intestine into the bloodstream. Sucraid® has been shown to be safe and effective in the treatment of patients with Genetic Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency/Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency. Sucraid® has been approved in the United States since 1998 as a treatment for the sucrase deficiency in Genetic Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency/Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency. Because Sucraid® is a medication that requires proper handling and may require expertise in getting insurance coverage, it is distributed only through a specialty pharmacy model.
Patient access to specialty, niche pharmaceuticals is often a complex process influenced by many factors, including the extent of a patient’s insurance coverage, copay requirements, and contracts between the patient’s insurance provider and the drug benefit administrator or pharmacy benefits manager. Exclusive specialty pharmacy distribution channels are designed specifically to support such complexities. Beyond just arranging for direct shipment of Sucraid® (sacrosidase) Oral Solution to the patient’s home, the real benefit of using an exclusive specialty pharmacy provider is that it provides a full range of patient access and reimbursement support services. These services, which help healthcare providers, caregivers, and/or patients access therapy, include:
Upon enrollment in the Sucraid® program, the physician’s office is contacted by a SucraidASSIST™ team member who will explain the available services, research reimbursement, and coordinate shipment of the first order of Sucraid® with the patient. Each month thereafter, the patient is contacted by a SucraidASSIST™ team member who will arrange additional shipments and monitor patient refills.
The specialty pharmacy provider model and supporting services facilitate patient access to Sucraid® (sacrosidase) Oral Solution to the fullest extent allowable by both federal and state laws.