EMFLAZA® (deflazacort) is NOW indicated for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in patients 2 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.


PTC Cares and its team of dedicated case managers is here to answer questions about the prescription process, offer support, and discuss options for financial assistance and ongoing support before the first prescription and throughout treatment.

EMFLAZA® (deflazacort) is supplied through a specialty pharmacy, which operates differently than a regular pharmacy, so your patients may not know what they need to do to receive their treatment. The PTC Cares support team, consisting of case managers and specialty pharmacy, works on your patient’s behalf through every step of the prescription process so they can access EMFLAZA.

PTC Cares can help answer questions you may have about completing the Prescription Start Form so your patients can get started on treatment with EMFLAZA.

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Case manager responsibilities:

  • Initiates and processes the prescription

  • Provides updates

  • Discusses reimbursement information

  • Explains patient assistance programs

  • Provides referrals to advocacy groups

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Specialty pharmacy responsibilities:

  • Facilitates any necessary prior authorization

  • Schedules a complimentary and convenient delivery to the patient’s home

  • Facilitates with reauthorization and manages the refill process

How to complete the Prescription Start Form

For Patients and caregivers

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  • Complete patient and insurance information on the patient side of the form

  • Having the patient sign at the bottom of the form will prevent delays in processing the prescription


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  • Sign both prescriptions (Primary and Bridge) in the Prescription Information section of the form. This will ensure your patient has ongoing access to EMFLAZA.

  • Sign at the bottom of the form where it says, “Prescriber Authorization Signature”

  • PTC Cares may also need additional documentation such as:

    • Statement of medical necessity

    • ICD-10 code

    • Chart notes or dosage changes

    • Patient’s prior medical history of taking prednisone


Once you and your patient have decided on EMFLAZA, help get them started on treatment by understanding the prescription process of PTC Cares.

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