■ Sun Ophthalmics has introduced Xelpros Xpress, an easy-access program for US patients prescribed Xelpros (latanoprost ophthalmic emulsion) 0.005% for the reduction of elevated IOP in open-angle glaucoma or OHTN. Xelpros is the first and only benzalkonium chloride-free (BAK-free) form of latanoprost.
Through Xelpros Xpress, patients with a prescription can obtain Xelpros for a fixed price of $55 for a single month, or $37 per month for a 3-month supply. Xelpros was approved by the FDA in September 2018.
“We created Xelpros Xpress to make it easier for patients to obtain Xelpros by offering direct access through pharmacies that distribute nationally and guarantee consistent cost, plus high-quality product and service,” Mark Hagler, senior vice president and head of ophthalmics at Sun Pharma, said in a news release. “Xelpros Xpress allows us to help patients at every step of the product ordering and fulfillment process, ensuring that they have the best possible experience.”
Xelpros Xpress is designed to facilitate access to Xelpros without prior authorization, step therapy, copay cards, or coupons. The program also provides prompt fulfillment services and refill reminders for patients.