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Jaguar Health Leveraging AI to Support Patient Access to Mytesi, the Company's FDA-Approved Prescription Drug
AI technology is expected to help make it faster and easier for Mytesi® patients to start and stay on the drug
"We remain committed to reducing access and reimbursement barriers for Mytesi patients. One key challenge we often hear from patients and their healthcare providers is that payers and insurance companies frequently require prior authorization to approve medication reimbursement, and it can be time consuming and complicated to provide the needed information," said
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"The AMA survey found that the phone is the most commonly used method for completing PAs, and, moreover, that only 26% of physicians reported that their Electronic Health Record system offers an electronic PA process for prescription medications, indicating that the PA process is currently highly inefficient for the majority of health care providers," added Wendt. "Leveraging AI technology in support of the PA process is expected to help a significant number of Mytesi patients start on their medically appropriate and necessary medication quicker and be able to stay on their prescribed regimen, helping ensure they spend fewer days suffering needlessly from HIV-related diarrhea."
No Protected Health Information (PHI) will be collected by the Company's AI-powered web portal to support patient access to Mytesi.
Mytesi (crofelemer) is an antidiarrheal indicated for the symptomatic relief of noninfectious diarrhea in adult patients with HIV/AIDS on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Mytesi is not indicated for the treatment of infectious diarrhea. Rule out infectious etiologies of diarrhea before starting Mytesi. If infectious etiologies are not considered, there is a risk that patients with infectious etiologies will not receive the appropriate therapy and their disease may worsen. In clinical studies, the most common adverse reactions occurring at a rate greater than placebo were upper respiratory tract infection (5.7%), bronchitis (3.9%), cough (3.5%), flatulence (3.1%), and increased bilirubin (3.1%).
See full Prescribing Information at Mytesi.com. Crofelemer, the active ingredient in Mytesi, is a botanical (plant-based) drug extracted and purified from the red bark sap of the Croton lechleri tree in the Amazon rainforest.
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Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements." These include statements regarding Jaguar's expectation that leveraging AI technology in support of the PA process will help a significant number of Mytesi patients start on their medically appropriate and necessary medication quicker and be able to stay on their prescribed regimen, and the Company's expectation that a ChatGPT-enabled interface will help make the PA process easier and faster for healthcare providers to navigate in a compliant way. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "aim," "anticipate," "could," "intend," "target," "project," "contemplate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential" or "continue" or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this release are only predictions. Jaguar has based these forward-looking statements largely on its current expectations and projections about future events. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified and some of which are beyond Jaguar's control. Except as required by applicable law, Jaguar does not plan to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of any new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise.