Premier Pharmacy Services selected by Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals INC. to distribute Samsca® through a limited specialty pharmacy network

Baldwin Park, CAPremier Pharmacy Services has been part of Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (Otsuka)  limited pharmacy network, to distribute SAMSCA® (tolvaptan) since 2015.

SAMSCA® (tolvaptan)  is used to treat patients diagnosed with hyponatremia – a condition characterized by excessively low sodium levels in the blood. Hyponatremia occurs in the United States in approximately 3-6 million people. Hyponatremia is a condition in which there is an excess of body water relative to body sodium (Defined as serum sodium concentration < 135 mEq/L). Hyponatremia is categorized into three main categories; hypervolemic, euvolemic, and hypovolemic.

SAMSCA® (tolvaptan) is the first-and-only oral vasopressin V2-receptor antagonist that increases serum sodium concentration through free water clearance. SAMSCA® (tolvaptan) is indicatedfor the treatment of clinically significant hypervolemic and euvolemic hyponatremia (serum sodium < 125 mEq/L or less marked hyponatremia that is symptomatic and has resisted correction with fluid restriction), including patients with Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH), heart failure, and cirrhosis. In healthy subjects, after a single 60 mg dose of SAMSCA®, free water clearance and serum sodium increase occurred within 2 to 4 hours post-dose.

“We are ecstatic to offer SAMSCA® as an extraordinary treatment to patients impacted by hyponatremia” said Stephen Samuel, CEO at Premier Pharmacy Services. “With our outstanding patient-focused customer service team, Premier Pharmacy Services works diligently to ensure our patients receive advanced therapy solutions while taking pride in our timely and expedited deliveries.”

About Premier Pharmacy Services  

Premier Pharmacy Services, holds URAC, ACHC, VIPPS and The Compliance Team accreditations.  Premier’s distribution center is located in California with additional  locations in Arizona, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Premier Pharmacy Services’ mission is to promote optimal outcomes for persons enduring debilitating diseases while delivering industry-leading patient care with integrity, compassion, and excellence. Premier Pharmacy Services works around-the-clock to provide patient-centric support and care, while implementing a management model that guarantees the best possible outcome for life-altering therapies and treatments.

Andrew Hogenson, VP Pharmacy Operations