Simplefill is committed to helping Americans who are struggling to pay for the prescription medications they need to manage chronic medical conditions, such as cancer. Continue reading to learn about our Ontruzant patient assistance program, and apply today.
What Is Ontruzant?
Ontruzant (Trastuzumab) is prescribed, usually along with a chemotherapy drug, to treat HER2-positive metastatic breast or stomach cancer. Ontruzant is a monoclonal antibody that stimulates an immune system response that attacks HER2 receptors. Cancers that are not related to an overabundance of the HER2 gene will not respond to Ontruzant.
Ontruzant is administered through intravenous infusion by a medical professional in a health care setting.
What Does Simplefill Provide?
Using the body’s own immune defenses to fight cancer holds much promise for effective treatment of life-threatening metastatic cancers. Yet such costly treatments are not accessible to many uninsured and underinsured cancer patients. We don’t think anyone should be priced out of treatments that can bring about remission and improve cancer survival rates.
That’s why we’ve made it our mission to raise prescription assistance awareness. Just as important is the work we do to connect people who need prescription assistance with the programs and organizations that can provide it.
How Does Ontruzant Work?
The HER2 receptors produced by HER2 genes are proteins that control the growth and multiplication of healthy cells through a process called mitosis. Receptor overexpression is a condition in which there are too many HER2 receptors, which takes the brakes off mitosis so that cells multiply too quickly and form tumors. Ontruzant binds with HER2 receptors, triggering an immune response that attacks those receptors and puts the brakes back on mitosis.
How to Get Ontruzant Prescription Assistance
You couldn’t ask for an easier process than the one we have implemented. All you need to do is:
- Become a Simplefill member—apply online or call us at 1(877)386-0206.
- Be interviewed over the phone by one of our patient advocates.
That’s it! We take it from there. Our next steps include:
- Using the information you gave to our patient advocate to build your Simplefill member profile,
- Deciding which prescription assistance programs you are eligible for and are offering what you need,
- Applying to those programs on your behalf, and
- Getting you enrolled upon acceptance.
That’s all it takes for you to see a drastic reduction in what you have to pay for your Ontruzant prescription.
We hope your relationship with us will be a long one. We’ll make sure that you continue to receive help to pay for your Ontruzant. And, when we are made aware of significant changes in your life, we’ll update your profile accordingly. It’s particularly important to inform us of any new prescriptions that a doctor has added to your treatment plan so that we can find you any additional prescription assistance you may need.
Get the Ontruzant prescription assistance you need. Apply with Simplefill today.