Kala Pharmaceuticals announced that pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts has added Eysuvis (loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic suspension) 0.25% to its National Preferred, Basic and High Performance Formularies, effective February 5, 2021. Eysuvis is the first and only prescription therapy approved specifically for the short-term (up to 2 weeks) treatment of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.
“The addition of Eysuvis to Express Scripts’ formulary is a significant milestone towards our goal of optimizing coverage and ensuring patients and eye care professionals have access to a rapid-acting, short-term treatment for the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease, including dry eye flares,” Todd Bazemore, Chief Operating Officer of Kala Pharmaceuticals, said in a company news release. “We are pleased that Express Scripts is now covering Eysuvis, and we expect to further expand formulary coverage in the coming weeks and months so more patients and eye care professionals can benefit from Eysuvis.”
Eysuvis was approved in October 2020 and became commercially available in the United States in January 2021. It is available through both national and regional U.S. pharmaceutical distribution centers, as well as local retail pharmacies or home delivery.