Simplefill is committed to helping Americans who are struggling to pay for the prescription medications they need to manage chronic diseases, such as cancer. Continue reading to learn about our Velcade patient assistance program, and apply today.
What Is Velcade (Bortezomib)?
Velcade is the brand name for the generic chemotherapy drug Bortezomib, which is used as a targeted therapy for adults with multiple myeloma (a cancer of the plasma cells) or mantle cell lymphoma (a cancer of the lymph nodes).
Velcade (Bortezomib) is injected intravenously or subcutaneously by a healthcare professional, typically once or twice a week for a certain number of weeks, followed by a rest period before beginning the next chemotherapy cycle. The specific schedule differs depending on whether the patient is being treated for multiple myeloma or mantle cell lymphoma and what previous treatment has been provided.
What Does Simplefill Provide?
A cancer diagnosis brings many unwelcome changes to the lives of cancer patients and their family members. The financial impact can be devastating, especially for patients who are uninsured or underinsured. Combine that with uncertainty about the future and the physical toll that cancer and chemotherapy take on the body, and it’s hard for anyone not in that situation to imagine the tremendous negative impact on the quality of life.
Simplefill aims to lessen that impact and make life easier for all concerned by bridging the gap between those who can’t afford the medications their lives may depend on and the prescription assistance programs that can help them.
How Does Velcade (Bortezomib) Work?
Velcade (Bortezomib) is classified as a proteasome inhibitor. The proteasomes inside both healthy cells and cancerous cells break down unneeded or damaged proteins in the cells. Velcade (Bortezomib) inhibits the action of proteasomes, which cancerous cells depend on more than healthy cells do. Without the “garbage disposal” action of proteasomes, proteins build up in the cells, which can cause cell death, with more cancerous cells than healthy cells dying.
How to Get Velcade (Bortezomib) Prescription Assistance
The first step toward getting the prescription assistance you need is to become a Simplefill member. That’s easily accomplished by applying online or calling 1(877)386-0206. Once you’ve done that and have been interviewed over the phone by one of our patient advocates, we’ll handle the rest.
We’ll construct your Simplefill profile using the information you gave the patient advocate and then use it to identify the prescription assistance programs that can help you with the cost of your Velcade (Bortezomib). We’ll apply to those programs on your behalf and get you enrolled upon approval.
We’ll continue to serve you for as long as you need, monitoring your current situation and updating your profile to reflect changes in your treatment plan, financial circumstances, or insurance status. And if new medications are prescribed for you, we’ll look into getting you prescription assistance with those as well.
You can count on us to find you the prescription assistance you’re seeking for Velcade (Bortezomib). Apply with Simplefill today.