Glossary of Terms

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Package InsertAlso known as the prescribing information, this is an official document that is provided with every prescription medicine. The package insert explains what you need to know about a medicine, including who should take it, what it treats, how it works, how to take it, and what to expect from treatment.32

PARP Inhibitor/PARP-1 and PARP-2 InhibitorPARP, or poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase, is a family of proteins that helps repair damaged DNA in cells. A PARP inhibitor like ZEJULA may prevent cancer cells from repairing their damaged DNA, which can cause cancer cells to die. This may slow the return or progress of cancer. ZEJULA can also impact other cells and tissues in the body.14,33,34

Patient Access Program (TOGETHER with TESAROTM)A program that helps eligible prescribers and patients access TESARO medication. TOGETHER with TESARO is an example of a patient access program. This may also be called a hub.

Patient Assistance Program (PAP)A program designed to support uninsured or underinsured patients. These programs typically have eligibility criteria, which may vary. If eligible, an individual may receive free medication based on approval. The pharmaceutical manufacturer funds this program.7

Patient Care CoordinatorAn individual who deals directly with patients and healthcare providers to improve the overall patient care and experience.

PayerThe organization or group responsible for covering your medical and pharmacy costs. This may also be called health plan, insurance company, or insurer.1

Personal Health Information (PHI)Private data, including but not limited to your full name, address, medical history, and test results, that your healthcare team or health insurance company collects. These data can be used to identify an individual. PHI is subject to HIPAA regulations.1

PharmacistA licensed healthcare provider who is trained to prepare prescription medicines and is focused on the safe and effective use of medication. If you have any questions about your medicine, your pharmacist is a good person to ask.35

Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM)A third-party administrator (TPA) of prescription drug programs for commercial health plans, self-insured employer plans, Medicare Part D, Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, and state government employee plans. PBMs are primarily responsible for developing and maintaining the drug formulary (a list of drugs covered), working with pharmacies, negotiating discounts and rebates with drug manufacturers, and processing and paying prescription drug claims.

Pharmacy TechnicianTrained personnel who perform pharmacy-related functions, generally working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.

Platelet CountA lab test that measures the number of platelets in your blood. Platelets are cells that help your blood to clot. This test is part of the blood count or complete blood count.15,36

Platinum-based ChemotherapyA type of chemotherapy used to treat ovarian cancer that contains the metal platinum, such as carboplatin and cisplatin.37,38

PremiumThe amount that you pay for your health insurance coverage.39

PrescriberThe healthcare provider who wrote the prescription for your medicine or treatment.

Prior Authorization (PA)A process used by health insurance companies in the US to determine if they will cover a prescribed procedure, service, or medication before services are rendered.25

Progression-free Survival (PFS)The length of time during and after treatment that you live with cancer but it does not get worse.40

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