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Choosing a Specialty Pharmacy to Support Patients with Recurrent Pericarditis

Recurrent Pericarditis (RP) is a painful auto-inflammatory cardiovascular disease that occurs when patients with acute pericarditis experience one or more pericarditis episodes after being symptom-free for 4-6 weeks. The symptoms associated with RP affect patients’ quality of life, can limit physical activities, and lead to frequent emergency department visits and hospitalizations. RP can affect people of all ages and ethnicities, and it is estimated that 40,000 patients in the US seek treatment annually for RP.

When choosing a specialty pharmacy to support patients with Recurrent Pericarditis, it’s essential to consider a team experienced in rare diseases, ready to listen, provide counseling on treatment, help with side-effect management, and assist with sourcing third-party financial assistance.

As part of your Recurrent Pericarditis patient’s treatment, Orsini Specialty Pharmacy provides the following:

Access to MedicationsChoose a specialty pharmacy with access to Recurrent Pericarditis medications. Orsini Specialty Pharmacy has access to ARCALYST® (rilonacept).

Dedicated Care Team: Patients need an experienced care team who can provide information and support throughout their journey. The Recurrent Pericarditis Care Team includes a primary contact, clinical education, side-effects management, scheduled refill calls, and a direct phone, fax, and email address.

Shipping & Coordination of Care: Patients receive free priority overnight delivery of medications and necessary medical supplies. Orsini manages care coordination between prescribers, care sites, and patients.

Financial Assistance: Medications can be costly, and many patients cannot afford the co-pays associated with their health insurance. Orsini helps identify and assists in enrolling patients into manufacturer financial assistance programs.

24/7/365 Access to a Pharmacist: Choose a specialty pharmacy that can provide access to a pharmacist 24/7/365 to ensure patients always receive care when they need it.

If you are a prescriber or physician’s office representative, click here to access the Recurrent Pericarditis enrollment form. In addition, you can always connect with your Orsini rep to schedule a call and answer any questions. If you are a prospective patient, click here to start your patient enrollment form.