I received an email from Biogen this morning. Not surprised with the response. I have had some significant wins in the past, I thought it was worth a shot.
“If you don’t ask, you don’t get it”– Mahatma Gandi
Thank you for contacting Biogen regarding Tecfidera reimbursement request.
We understand that you had experienced GI tract issues after taking Tecfidera. Biogen is committed to protecting patients, monitoring the safety of our products and continuously evaluating the safety of Biogen products. Biogen has the responsibility to report all adverse events related to Biogen Products. Your report has been forwarded to local Drug Safety Team as an adverse event according to company SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and local regulations.
All medicines, including Tecfidera, have risks and benefits. The Consumer Health Information for Tecfidera (see http://www.guildlink.com.au/gc/ws/bd/rss.cfm?product=bdctecfi10416 ) contains information about this medicine, including a list of more common side effects such as gastrointestinal disorder. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking Tecfidera against the benefits it is expected to have for you. We regret to inform you that we are not able to fulfil your reimbursement request.
Please continue to discuss the best possible care and treatment with your neurologist. Should your neurologist need any further information about Tecfidera, they may contact us here at Biogen Medical Information (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jaimie Yong B. Pharm
Medical Affair Specialist
Biogen Australia & New Zealand | Level 3, 123 Epping Rd. |North Ryde NSW 2113 | Australia