McKesson Specialty certified to launch Revlimid

February 20, 2006

McKesson Specialty, a subsidiary of McKesson Corp., has been certified by Celgene Corp. as one of a select group of RevAssist Program contract pharmacies to launch Revlimid (lenalidomide). To reduce fetal exposure to the drug, Revlimid is available only through RevAssist, a distribution network employing only certified, contracted specialty pharmacies.

McKesson Specialty certified to launch Revlimid

McKesson Specialty, a subsidiary of McKesson Corp., has been certified by Celgene Corp. as one of a select group of RevAssist Program contract pharmacies to launch Revlimid (lenalidomide). To reduce fetal exposure to the drug, Revlimid is available only through RevAssist, a distribution network employing only certified, contracted specialty pharmacies. Revlimid is an oral medication for the treatment of patients with transfusion-dependent anemia due to low- or intermediate-1 risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) associated with a missing part of chromosome 5 (known as deletion 5q MDS).

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