Pharmacy Question for the Week of April 22, 2019

Pharmacy Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

How does the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act define intravenous immune globulin (IVIG)?

Answer:

The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (also called the Medicare Modernization Act [MMA]) defines IVIG as an approved pooled plasma derivative for the treatment of primary immune deficiency disease.

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