February 28th, 2010

As previously posted, on October 22nd, 2009 the FDA issued approval to Manchester Pharmaceuticals, Inc.&trade to manufacture a version of Chenodiol 250mg tablets, which is marketed in the United States under the trade name of Chenodal&trade . As a result, new options have become available regarding the care and management of CTX, including the method for ordering medication. Previous to the FDA approval, the only option was to order Chenofalk from John Bell & Croyden with the patient absorbing the entire cost of the medication. With Chenodal, insurance and/or Medicare/Medicaid coverage is available to subisidize the cost of the medication and a new process has been established for obtaining the medication.

In addition to manufacturing Chenodal, Manchester Pharmaceuticals has partnered with Centric Health Resources to establish the Chenodal Total Care Program(CTCP). The CTCP aims to serve as a single point of contact for CTX patients to manage their care including an established medication ordering process, as well as working with Health Insurance or other medical assistance providers for issues regarding insurance coverage. Manchester has committed to ensuring that all CTX patients will have access to Chenodal regardless of their prescription coverage. Most reading this should be registered with the ULF and have possibly received the mailers with the information to register with Centric, however for those who haven’t I wanted to post the information here.

Anyone not currently enrolled in the CTCP is encouraged to contact the CTCP now at 1-866-758-7068 to begin the process of setting up their first order of Chenodal or to obtain more information about the benefits of the CTCP. Customer Service representatives are available to assist you Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM CST.

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