Drug Dispensing Service

Palbociclib (Ibrance®)

Ibrance® Private Capping Program

 

Commencement Date

Starting from 1st July 2018 until further notice

 

Applicant Requirements

1. Valid Hong Kong permanent resident identity card holder

2. Patients from private oncology centres or private hospitals in Hong Kong

3. Female patients certified with HR+, HER2- advanced breast cancer and with Ibrance® prescription from Hong Kong oncologists (According to indications approved by Department of Health)

4. Holding receipts or purchasing record booklet of Ibrance® issued by private practice oncologists

5. Successful applicants of other Ibrance® subsidy schemes are not eligible for this program

 

Free Drug Collection Procedure

1. Register in person at SafeMed Dispensary at appointment time with the following documents:

   ♦ Referral letter from private practice oncologists

   ♦ Original Hong Kong identity card

   ♦ Receipts (original or certified true copy) or purchasing record booklet of Ibrance® verified by private oncologists

2. During the first 18 treatment cycles (self-financed):

   ♦ Attend at least 4 complimentary and mandatory medication consultation sessions conducted by pharmacists

   ♦ Submit receipts (original or certified true copy) or purchasing record booklet of Ibrance® during medication consultation

3. After the first 18 treatment cycles, collect free drug at SafeMed Dispensary in person at appointment time with the following documents:

   ♦ Named receipts (original or certified true copy) or a purchasing record booklet of Ibrance® (for the first time of complimentary drug collection)

   ♦ Verification letter from oncologists (for the first time of complimentary drug collection)

   ♦ Original copy of valid doctor prescription from private practice oncologists

   ♦ Original Hong Kong identity card

4. Pay administration and service fee and receive counseling from pharmacy before collecting free drug.

 

For details and application method of the program, please contact SafeMed Dispensary at 2979 0380.

 

Precautions:

1. In the first 18 cycles of treatment, patients are required to attend at least 4 mandatory medical consultations conducted by pharmacists and submit related document. The consultations are free of charge.

2. Starting from the 19th cycle, if patients have cumulatively purchased 378 tablets of Ibrance® (18 cycles in total, 21 tablets/cycle), complimentary drug would be dispensed until there is a change in prescription.

3. Each patient can receive drugs for at most 2 cycles (42 tablets) every time. Different strengths of Ibrance® (75mg, 100mg and 125mg) are counted as one tablet. Pharmacist service fee is charged for each complimentary drug dispensing. For more details, please contact SafeMed Dispensary.

4. Original copy of valid prescription from private oncologists is required for every drug collection.

5. No refunding or re-issuing of medication for missed drug collection.

6. Patients who cannot collect the drug in person should fill in an authorization letter and  appoint a representative for drug collection.

7. Should any disputes arise, HKPCF has the right to refuse applications and reserves the right of the final decision and any amendments on the terms and conditions without notice.