I will add other locations as and when I find out. 

Let’s share data!

I’m sure there must be more countries involved so please let me know.  In fact, would UK patients let me know if you are on the ‘Homezone’ scheme where a nurse comes to your house and administers the drug, and via which hospital was this arranged.  I’ll update the blog so we can all find out about it.

How’s it going so far?

On 14 April 2020, I had my 38th ‘HomeZone+ nurse administered injection and a permanent nurse allocated to my area. It’s a first class service  from the main UK provider – Healthcare at Home (HAH) (I’m told Lloyds Pharmacy and other providers do certain areas).   I’m told which day it will arrive and I receive two text messages with timings, so it goes from the window of a particular day to a window of 4 hours and then 2 hours, which allows me to get on with my life.  The Nurse separately makes an appointment to come and administer the injection with an approximate time. This works excellently too.  I set an alarm to get it out of the fridge (I allow 60 minutes for maximum flexibility.  The injection is given very efficiently and my next appointment is made ready for 28 days time.  I also found out that sharps box provision and collection is available through the programme, another bonus.

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Received, ready for next injection

SANDOSTATIN LAR (OCTREOTIDE) PROGRAMMES

In USA, the Mobile Administration Program offers administration of Sandostatin® LAR Depot (octreotide acetate) for injectable suspension by a registered nurse at a time and place convenient for your eligible patients* so they continue to receive the correct prescribed dose at the right time.

For more information, call 1-800-282-7630 or download the enrollment form.

*Limitations apply. Available only for patients with commercial insurance. Program not available for patients with Medicare, Medicaid, or any other federal or state program. Program not available for residents of Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, or Rhode Island.
The program does not replace your care or the authority of the prescribing physician. Patients still keep their regularly scheduled physician checkups. First dose must be administered by prescribing physician.

In countries other than USA, please click here to see how this program works and a list of national offices where you can find out if it available where you live.  click here.

Related reading:

You may also appreciated my other blog posts on Somatostatin Analogues and Lanreotide (Somatuline):

Lanreotide – it’s calling the shots

Lanreotide vs Octreotide

PoNETry – An Ode to Lanreotide

A video showing how Lanreotide works

Lanreotide trial for Lung NETs (SPINET)

Somatostatin Analogues and Delivery Methods in the Pipeline

Thanks for reading

Ronny

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