How do I enroll in the TOUCH Prescribing Program?

Prescribers, infusion sites, certified pharmacies associated with infusion sites and patients must all enroll in the TOUCH Prescribing Program in order to prescribe, infuse, dispense or receive TYSABRI.

  • Prescribers: The first step in enrolling in the TOUCH Prescribing Program is receiving educational materials provided by Biogen.
    • Requirements include:
      • Review the TYSABRI Patient Medication Guide with each patient and discuss the risks and benefits of starting therapy.
      • Review, complete, and submit a Prescriber/Patient Enrollment Form for each patient to acknowledge the therapy discussion and the TOUCH Prescribing Program requirements, and document the patient's consent to enroll in the program.
      • Review the Pre-Infusion Patient Checklist to make sure each patient understands the questions that will be asked prior to every infusion.
      • Evaluate the patient 3 months after the first infusion, 6 months after the first infusion, at least 6 months thereafter for as long as the patient receives TYSABRI, and for 6 months after TYSABRI has been discontinued.
      • Determine every 6 months whether a patient should continue on TYSABRI and if so, authorize treatment every 6 months.
  • Infusion Sites: An infusion site must participate in a mandatory training program provided by a Biogen representative and complete an Infusion Site Enrollment Form documenting the site agrees to abide by the requirements of the TOUCH Prescribing Program.
    • Requirements prior to each infusion include:
      • Administer TYSABRI only to patients who are currently authorized in the TOUCH Prescribing Program. Patient authorization must be confirmed.
      • Provide each patient a copy of the TYSABRI Patient Medication Guide.
      • Complete a TYSABRI Pre-infusion Patient Checklist. The Pre-infusion Patient Checklist must be submitted to Biogen within 1 business day of the patient visit.
  • Certified Pharmacies associated with infusion sites: A certified pharmacy must participate in a mandatory training program provided by a Biogen representative and complete a Certified Pharmacy Enrollment Form documenting the certified pharmacy agrees to abide by the requirements of the TOUCH Prescribing Program.
    • Dispense TYSABRI only to authorized infusion sites.

To learn more about enrolling in the TOUCH Prescribing Program, contact a TYSABRI Support Specialist at Biogen, call toll free: 1-800-456-2255 Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM (ET).


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