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Getting A Prescription For Egrifta

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Test Positive Aware Network

Egrifta Patient Support Information Now Available

In a letter to community advocates late last week, EMD Serono released details about their patient support, patient assistance, and drug co-pay programs for Egrifta (tesamorelin). Egrifta is an injectable medication used in the treatment of... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Medicare Prescription Nightmare: Overview January 28, 2006

Many thousands of people could not continue filling even their current prescriptions after the new Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) started January 1, 2006. Many thousands are wrongly being told to pay hundreds of dollars, when they are... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Understanding Prescription Benefits

For people living with HIV/AIDS, prescription drug benefits are an important part of care necessary for success of any treatment regimen. Drugs must be affordable, accessible, and available without interruption. As a community pharmacist, I get lots... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Nelson, what's going on with Egrifta?

I am on ADAP. Can I get it now? My lipodystrophy belly is pretty big and I need to do something about itCarlos...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
CarlosSerono launched Egrifta this month.Doctors are calling in the number included in the link below to get the paper work started for insurance reimbursement.It seems that some insurance companies are already starting to pay for it, but high... Read more »

Access to Egrifta, becomes more political

Nelson,Recently, my endocrinologist (and HIV doc) decided to try me on Egrifta, to see if that would help get rid of the annoying belly fat.Initially, I was provided with a copy of the AXIS Agreement to sign, they are a company that provides support...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Your situation is not that unusual unfortunately. A main issue with Egrifta is its very high cost (> $30,000/year) with modest clincial benefit in studies (ie patients may typically lose several pounds of fat/1/2 to 1 inch of waist size) as long... Read more »

Egrifta - Covered?

Hello Nelson,I hope all is well! I am currently on a Ryan White program in Florida and per what my case manger says, Egrifta is not covered. Is this true as this could be seen as cosmetic or it simply is not covered under Ryan White?I've done...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
MarkEgrifta can be obtained free of charge with a prescription if you do not have insurance. You can go to Egrifta.com to find out more about how to apply. Your doctor will have to want to help you by filling out the required forms.Egrifta works... Read more »

Egrifta/Serostim

I have been on Egrifta for about 2 years and it seems to have stopped working, my stomach is now getting big again, I was wondering if Serostim would help? either switching or adding serostim to my daily meds?Thankstom...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Very little data on long term benefit of Egrifta. No data on use of Egrifta and Serostem together (would not expect that to provide additional benefit based on mechansisms of action and would be concerned about added toxicity and high costs). KH... Read more »
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Egrifta /tesamorelin

Posted by ricky1, 3 Replies
I was diagnosed with lypodystrophy my dr referred me to an epidemiologist for help 2 years ago,My insrence company will cover it.but I had to go through a third party that will help pay for the copay. I was in a study with serostim but the... Read more »

Egrifta tesamorelin, is it available?

Posted by artnut, 2 Replies
Positively Aware has an article (July/August 2010)on the FDA approving Egrifta for the treatment of belly fat. Is it available? Has anyone had any experience with it? The biggest problem seems injecting oneself. How about blood sugar levels? ... Read more »

Egrifta

Posted by Jameser, 5 Replies
I have been diagnosed with HIV associated lipodystrophy causing a huge belly. I'm 27 years old and I've tried exercise, changing my diet, among other things to try to lose the belly. I recently talked to my doctor about starting Egrifta and he... Read more »

Vision Getting Worse

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex twice with a guy of unknown status (I'm a female). This happened almost 5 years ago and I have been putting testing off for a very long time. I tried to test right after it happened but I didn't know you had to wait six months... Read more »