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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Approximately 15% of patients have developed immune responses (antibodies) to Cerezyme during the first year of therapy. These patients have a higher risk of an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity). Your doctor may periodically test for the presence of antibodies. Serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) have been reported in less than 1% of patients... View more

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Our CareConnectPSS® Case Managers can help you understand your insurance benefits, so you can get access to the treatment you need. Sanofi Genzyme also offers copay assistance and charitable access programs for eligible patients.

CareConnectPSS Co-Pay Assistance Program

The CareConnectPSS Co-Pay Program* helps eligible, US patients who are prescribed one of Sanofi Genzyme’s treatments pay for eligible, out-of-pocket, drug-related expenses, including co-pays, coinsurance, and deductibles.

The program is open to individuals who:

  • Have commercial insurance
  • Have prescription drug coverage
  • Are prescribed one of Sanofi Genzyme’s treatments*
  • Are residents of the United States

The program is not valid for prescriptions eligible to be reimbursed, in whole or in part, by Medicaid, Medicare (including Medicare Part D), or other federal or state programs (including any state prescription drug assistance programs).

Patients can download the enrollment form or call 1-800-745-4447, Option 3 to learn more about the program and application process.

*The CareConnectPSS Co-Pay Program is available only in the United States and cannot be combined with any other rebate/coupon, free trial, or similar offer. Co-pay benefits are not transferable. This program assists patients with their out-of-pocket drug costs for their prescribed Sanofi Genzyme treatment only and does not cover or provide support for the cost of MD office visits/evaluations, nursing services/observation periods, blood work, x-rays or other testing, premedications/other medications, Epipens, transportation or other related services. No claim for reimbursement of any out-of-pocket expense covered by the CareConnectPSS Co-Pay Program may be submitted to any third-party payer, where public or private. Sanofi Genzyme reserves the right to make eligibility decisions, set program maximums, and rescind, revoke, or amend this program without notice.

Sanofi Genzyme Charitable Access Program

This program was established in the US to provide Sanofi Genzyme’s therapies to eligible individuals who do not have health insurance or have inadequate coverage for treatment. It is considered a temporary solution until long-term coverage can be secured.

The Sanofi Genzyme Charitable Access Program has been established in the United States through the Sanofi Genzyme Charitable Foundation, Inc. The program is committed to providing Cerezyme to individuals who:

  • Medically need Cerezyme and
  • Are uninsured or have inadequate insurance coverage for Cerezyme

Qualified individuals with Gaucher disease type 1 whose physicians have recommended treatment with Cerezyme may be eligible for the Charitable Access Program. If a patient is ineligible for our program, their CareConnectPSS Case Manager will work with the patient and their health care providers to explore alternative coverage options.

To be considered for the program, patients will be asked to provide the following:

  • A Letter of Intent to Treat with Cerezyme from their physician. The letter must be on MD letterhead and the physician must request charitable Cerezyme in the letter and reason why he/she is requesting charitable medication
  • A Statement of Medical Necessity from their physician
  • A completed program application

A CareConnectPSS Case Manager will coordinate with you to obtain the necessary documentation, including a signed waiver, and keep you updated on the status of your application. Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis and are kept confidential by the Sanofi Genzyme Charitable Access Program.

Please note that the Sanofi Genzyme Charitable Access Program is considered a temporary program. Patients and their families are expected to continue exploring alternative resources with the assistance of a CareConnectPSS Case Manager. These may include:

  • Private insurance
  • Government programs

To learn more about the Sanofi Genzyme Charitable Access Program or to request an application form, call 1-800-745-4447, Option 3

The Sanofi Genzyme Charitable Access Program may be discontinued at any time at the discretion of the Charitable Access Program Committee.

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Indication & Usage

Cerezyme® (imiglucerase for injection) is indicated for long-term enzyme replacement therapy for pediatric and adult patients with a confirmed diagnosis of Type 1 Gaucher disease that results in one or more of the following conditions:

  • anemia (low red blood cell count)
  • thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet count)
  • bone disease
  • hepatomegaly or splenomegaly (enlarged liver or spleen)

Important Safety Information

Approximately 15% of patients have developed immune responses (antibodies) to Cerezyme during the first year of therapy. These patients have a higher risk of an allergic reaction (hypersensitivity). Your doctor may periodically test for the presence of antibodies. Serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) have been reported in less than 1% of patients. Symptoms suggestive of allergic reaction happened in approximately 7% of patients, and include itching, flushing, hives, swelling, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, coughing, cyanosis (a bluish discoloration of the skin due to diminished oxygen), and low blood pressure. If you have had an allergic reaction to Cerezyme, you and your doctor should use caution if you continue to receive treatment with Cerezyme.

High blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs (pulmonary hypertension) and pneumonia have been observed in less than 1% of patients during treatment with Cerezyme. These are also known complications of Gaucher disease regardless of treatment. If you experience symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pain, with or without fever, contact your doctor.

Approximately 14% of patients have experienced side effects related to treatment with Cerezyme. Some of these reactions occur at the site of injection such as discomfort, itching, burning, swelling or uninfected abscess. Other side effects, each of which was reported by less than 2% of patients, include nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, fatigue, headache, fever, dizziness, chills, backache, and rapid heart rate. Temporary swelling in the legs has also been observed with drugs like Cerezyme.

Please see Full Prescribing Information (PDF).