GRANISOL's co-pay program covers patient out-of-pocket costs for non-Medicare and non-Medicaid patients
CALIFON, NJ,June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - PediatRx, Inc. (OTCBB: PEDX), a hospital specialty company with a focus on oncology supportive care, recently polled a representative sample of approximately 70 US oncologists and other physician
GRANISOL is the only FDA-approved oral solution of granisetron, a medication used to prevent nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer. GRANISOL may be administered only once daily for one day (on the day of chemotherapy or radiotherapy), potentially offering more convenience to patients.*
A second poll asked these prescribers the percentage of patients they would anticipate using GRANISOL for, if the patients did not incur out-of-pocket expenses. Over 100 oncologists and other physician specialists responded, and 57% said they would prescribe GRANISOL for 20% or more of their patients for the prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer.
PediatRx offers a co-pay assistance program that can help non-Medicaid or non-Medicare patients pay for GRANISOL. This program, "GRANI Cares," covers the cost of the co-pay for the patient, has no income ceiling, and has no limit on the number of prescriptions that qualify.
The co-pay assistance program, in conjunction with the once-daily oral solution formulation has garnered positive response from the physicians who responded to this poll.
GRANISOL is indicated for the prevention of:
*For full prescribing information, visit: http://www.pediatrx.com/products/pdf/granisol_pi.pdf
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Polls were conducted using Sermo, the largest active social network of verified US physicians.
For the PediatRx co-pay program for GRANISOL, GRANI Cares, please visit: http://www.121hm.com/offers/granisol
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About PediatRx, Inc.
PediatRx, Inc. (www.pediatrx.com) is a hospital specialty pharmaceutical company which focuses on treatments for patients suffering from serious conditions requiring hospitalization. PediatRx trades on the OTCBB under the ticker symbol PEDX.
Sermo is the largest online physician community, where over 120,000 physicians collaborate to improve patient care. Sermo provides access to its community for clients that need fast, actionable insights.
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