Shire selects two groups for orphan drug distribution

August 21, 2006

Specialty pharmacy Caremark was been chosen by Shire Human Genetics Therapies to participate in a limited distribution network for idursulfase (Elaprase), the orphan drug recently approved to treat Hunter Syndrome, or mucopolysaccharidosis II.

Shire selects two groups for orphan drug distribution

Specialty pharmacy Caremark was been chosen by Shire Human Genetics Therapies to participate in a limited distribution network for idursulfase (Elaprase), the orphan drug recently approved to treat Hunter Syndrome, or mucopolysaccharidosis II. One of two companies selected, Caremark will provide distribution, pharmacy, and patient care services for the introduction of the therapy in the U.S. The other participating specialty pharmacy will be Accredo Nova Factor.

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