Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a progressive, disabling disease that primarily affects the central nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Despite significant research, the exact cause of MS remains unknown, adding to the complexities of its diagnosis and treatment.

Key Facts About MS

  • Chronic Autoimmune and Inflammatory Disorder: MS is classified as a chronic autoimmune disease where the immune system mistakenly attacks the myelin sheath—the protective covering of nerves—leading to inflammation and subsequent damage to the nerve fibers.
  • Silent Disease: MS is often referred to as a silent disease because it continues to progress even during periods of remission. This means that the absence of visible symptoms does not equate to the absence of disease activity.
  • Varied Symptoms: The symptoms of MS can vary widely from person to person. Common symptoms include vision problems, difficulty walking, maintaining balance, cognitive impairment, fatigue, depression, muscle stiffness, and more. The unpredictable nature of symptom manifestation and progression makes MS particularly challenging to manage.
  • Prevalence: According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, approximately one million people in the United States are living with MS. This significant number underscores the importance of continued research and support for those affected by the disease.

CerpassRx Clinical Portfolio Offerings

CerpassRx provides comprehensive support and innovative solutions for managing MS through its clinical portfolio offerings. These initiatives aim to improve medication access and optimize prescription costs, which are critical for effective disease management.

  • White Glove Service: CerpassRx delivers personalized service through proactive prior authorization outreach to doctors. This ensures that members have immediate access to their necessary medications. The prior authorization program also promotes safe and effective use of MS medications, which is crucial given the complexity and potential side effects associated with these treatments.
  • Prescription Optimization Program Savings: In a targeted effort to reduce costs, CerpassRx’s Prescription Optimization program has demonstrated success in securing approximately 2.5% in immediate savings on multiple sclerosis specialty medications for a regional mid-size employer group over a three-month period. This program not only alleviates the financial burden on members and employers but also enhances the overall sustainability of healthcare benefits.

In summary, while the journey with Multiple Sclerosis can be daunting due to its progressive and unpredictable nature, comprehensive support systems like those offered by CerpassRx play a pivotal role in ensuring effective disease management and improving the quality of life for those affected.


About CerpassRx

CerpassRx, a leading full-service PBM, is renowned for its tailored solutions addressing diverse client needs. Its distinctive approach encompasses prescription optimization programs, flexible formulary designs, personalized member services, and efficient mail delivery and specialty pharmacy programs. Integrating top-tier pharmacy tools and expertise with premier PBM services, CerpassRx exemplifies excellence. Central to its core values are collaboration, accountability, passion, and empowerment. By prioritizing these principles, CerpassRx empowers clients, fostering an alliance built on trust and mutual success. The company’s mission is clear: to redefine standards and push boundaries, ultimately driving positive change and heightened efficiency in pharmacy benefit management.



What is MS? | National MS Society