Amevive® (Alefacept) - A - Detailing from Skin Therapy Letter


Amevive® (Alefacept)







  • While all biological drugs are associated with a higher initial cost, the benefits of Alefacept in terms of safety, efficacy, remission and improvement in QOL need to be weighed against the other traditional therapies that have been used in the past.
  • Most patients with private insurance have coverage for Alefacept. For detailed information on coverage, patients and physicians can visit
  • Remissions or ‘treatment –free’ periods with Alefacept lower the average cost for this medication. Costs should be considered over a three year period when making comparisons.

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