Amgen offers assistance to patients through Amgen Assist 360, Amgen FIRST STEP, and the Amgen Safety Net Foundation. A complete list of Amgen oncology products and their related assistance progtrams is provided in the Table.
Amgen Assist 360
Amgen Assist 360 provides resources such as Amgen Reimbursement Counselors to conduct benefit verifications and Amgen Nurse Navigators who can help find resources that are most important to your patients. Please visit Amgen's website for more information. To enroll your patient in the Amgen Nurse Navigator program, download the enrollment form.
Amgen FIRST STEP
This program can help your eligible commercially insured patients cover their out-of-pocket prescriptions costs, including deductible, coinsurance, and copayment. Patients may be eligible if they:
Have been prescribed 1 or more qualifying Amgen products
Have private commercial health insurance that covers medication costs for the qualifying Amgen product(s)
Are not participating in any federal-, state-, or government-funded program such as Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, Medicaid, Medigap, Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, or Tricare
Do not seek reimbursement for value received from the Amgen FIRST STEP program from any third-party payers, including flexible spending accounts or healthcare savings accounts.
Patients can register for this program by visiting AmgenFirstStep.com. For more information from an Amgen FIRST STEP representative, call 888-4ASSIST (888-427-7478).
Amgen Safety Net Foundation
This foundation assists patients who are uninsured or their insurance plan excludes the prescribed Amgen medicine or its generic/biosimilar. Patients may be eligible if they:
Have lived in the United States or its territories for 6 months or longer
Satisfy income eligibility requirements
Have Medicare Part D with product coverage but cannot afford their out-of-pocket costs.
To apply to the Amgen Safety Net Foundation, please visit our website, and select the prescribed medicine.
Relapsed or refractory CD19-positive B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia; CD19-positive B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia in first or second complete remission, with minimal residual disease
Prevention of skeletal-related events in patients with multiple myeloma and in patients with bone metastasis from solid tumors; unresectable giant-cell tumor of the bone; hypercalcemia of malignancy refractory to bisphosphonate therapy
Treatment of recurrent glioblastoma; treatment of persistent, recurrent, or metastatic cervical cancer, in combination with chemotherapy; treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer, in combination with chemotherapy or after disease progression with a bevacizumab-containing regimen; treatment of unresectable, locally advanced, recurrent, or metastatic nonsquamous NSCLC, in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel; treatment of metastatic renal-cell carcinoma, in combination with interferon-alfa
Nplate (romiplostim) Indications
Treatment of patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) who have had an insufficient response to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins, or splenectomy; treatment of pediatric patients ≥1 year of age with ITP for at least 6 months who have had an insufficient response to corticosteroids, immunoglobulins, or splenectomy
Riabni (rituximab-arrx) Indications
Treatment of adult patients with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL), including relapsed or refractory, low-grade or follicular, CD20-positive B-cell NHL as a single agent; previously untreated follicular, CD20-positive, B-cell NHL in combination with first-line chemotherapy; in patients achieving a complete or partial response to a rituximab product in combination with chemotherapy, as single-agent maintenance therapy; non-progressing, low-grade, CD20-positive, B-cell NHL as a single agent after first-line cyclophosphamide, vincristine, and prednisone (CVP) chemotherapy; previously untreated diffuse large B-cell, CD20-positive NHL in combination with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (CHOP) or other anthracycline-based chemotherapy regimens; treatment of adult patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), including previously untreated and previously treated CD20-positive CLL in combination with fludarabine and cyclophosphamide
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