The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sanofi’s Toujeo (insulin glargine 300 Units/mL) Max SoloStar, the highest capacity long-acting insulin pen that will be available on the market.
The new Max SoloStar pen holds 900 Units of Toujeo, more than any other long-acting insulin pen in the U.S., and provides up to 160 Units/mL of Toujeo in a single injection.
Due to its higher capacity, Max SoloStar may reduce the number of pens adults prescribed Toujeo use, allowing for fewer refills and related copays, depending on the person’s insurance coverage. The maximum dose of up to 160 Units/mL may also help reduce the number of injections needed to deliver the required Toujeo dosage for some adults with diabetes.
“This new high capacity pen has a broader range of doses than the original SoloStar, delivering Toujeo, a long-acting insulin with established safety and efficacy,” said Michelle Carnahan, North America Diabetes and Cardiovascular Head, Sanofi. “By reducing the number of injections for people who need more long-acting insulin and lowering copay costs – both of which are important to patients – Toujeo Max SoloStar underscores Sanofi’s continued commitment to help those living with diabetes.”
To make Toujeo Max SoloStar as financially accessible as possible, it will be available at the same price as the original Toujeo SoloStar per insulin unit. Additionally, Sanofi will offer a savings program for Toujeo that includes both the SoloStar pen and Max SoloStar pen. Eligible commercially insured patients will pay a $0 copay if they are new to Toujeo for their first three prescription fills, and a $10 copay for their next 12 fills.
Sanofi will also offer support to adults with diabetes prescribed either SoloStar or Max SoloStar through the free Toujeo COACH program. For more information about these programs, visit www.toujeo.com.
Toujeo Max SoloStar will launch in retail pharmacies across the U.S. in Q3 2018.
Filed Under: Drug Discovery