FRUZAQLA (fruquintinib), FDA Approved for the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer, Available at Biologics by McKesson

November 15, 2023

CARY, N.C., Nov. 15, 2023Biologics by McKesson, an independent specialty pharmacy specializing in oncology and rare diseases, was selected by Takeda as a specialty pharmacy provider for FRUZAQLATM (fruquintinib). FRUZAQLA, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Nov. 8, 2023, is an oral targeted therapy for adults with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) who have been previously treated with fluoropyrimidine-, oxaliplatin-, and irinotecan-based chemotherapy, an anti-VEGF therapy, and, if RAS wild-type and medically appropriate, an anti-EGFR therapy. It is the first targeted therapy for mCRC in adults regardless of biomarker status or prior types of therapies in more than ten years.

“The approval of FRUZAQLA brings over a decade of treatment advancement for patients with mCRC,” said Daniel Weaver, director of Clinical Innovation and Strategy for Biologics by McKesson. “An oral therapy, FRUZAQLA addresses the significant unmet medical needs of patients with mCRC. Biologics is proud to be chosen as a specialty pharmacy provider by Takeda to offer this important medication to patients who need it.

Biologics by McKesson is committed to and recognized for its level of customer service as well as its innovative, high-touch, and multidisciplinary approach. Putting patients first in all they do, each team includes pharmacists with in-depth knowledge of therapies, experienced nurses, and financial counselors who are familiar with various financial assistance programs and organizations that help patients.

For more information about this drug and treatment of mCRC in adults, please click here. For more information about FRUZAQLA, including full prescribing information, please click here.

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Biologics by McKesson is an independent specialty pharmacy with more than 25 years of experience connecting patients to life-changing medications in oncology and other rare and complex therapeutic areas. Built on the foundation of deep clinical expertise and a high-touch approach to patient care, Biologics delivers seamless access and personalized engagement, so patients get the most out of the care they receive. As a business within McKesson Corporation, Biologics harnesses unparalleled reach and connectivity across the healthcare system to connect the dots between payers, providers, and biopharma, so together, they can deliver better care and outcomes for every patient.

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It’s an unprecedented time for patients living with cancer as life sciences companies race to create new, cutting-edge therapies. With cancer care becoming more targeted, providers, life sciences companies, and payers face a multitude of challenges and complexity in the development of new treatments and making them accessible to patients in need. At McKesson, our unmatched portfolio of oncology businesses and partners provide research, insights, technologies, and services that are helping to address these hurdles and improve cancer and specialty care.

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