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yervoy/IPI compassionate expanded use

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    killmel
    Participant

    Hi,

    I have a friend in yervoy/IPI compassionate expanded use trial. She finished 2 infusions. Does anyone know if the 3rd & 4th infusion will still be free  through the trial. She contacted BMS and no one will give her an answer.

    Anyone out there in this yervoy/IPI compassionate expanded use trial that knows how is BMS is handling payment (or FREE) for those who have not finished their 4th infusion of IPI of this trial. The study nurse at her location site did not even have the answer.

    Thanks for posting your reply

    gayle

    Hi,

    I have a friend in yervoy/IPI compassionate expanded use trial. She finished 2 infusions. Does anyone know if the 3rd & 4th infusion will still be free  through the trial. She contacted BMS and no one will give her an answer.

    Anyone out there in this yervoy/IPI compassionate expanded use trial that knows how is BMS is handling payment (or FREE) for those who have not finished their 4th infusion of IPI of this trial. The study nurse at her location site did not even have the answer.

    Thanks for posting your reply

    gayle

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      KatyWI
      Participant

      I can't understand why BMS wouldn't give her an answer.  Your friend should check her informed consent document.  The one I signed stated that Ipi would continue to be provided free for 30 days after the FDA approval.  So, most likely the third infusion (3 weeks later) will be covered, and her insurance will have to cover the final infusion.  (If she's uninsured, I beleive there is a program to help pay.  Contact BMS about that.)

      KatyWI

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      KatyWI
      Participant

      I can't understand why BMS wouldn't give her an answer.  Your friend should check her informed consent document.  The one I signed stated that Ipi would continue to be provided free for 30 days after the FDA approval.  So, most likely the third infusion (3 weeks later) will be covered, and her insurance will have to cover the final infusion.  (If she's uninsured, I beleive there is a program to help pay.  Contact BMS about that.)

      KatyWI

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