Like you said, xeljanz is already on formularies so it should be easier to get approval.
Patients maybe a be able to get off label approval easier now that the phase-3 study has come out. This was the case with me and Stelara, the phase-3 study came out and was submitted for approval for CD and my insurance company approved it for me without too much difficulty.
DX'd with Severe Pancolitis June 2005
Previous Meds: 5ASAs, Predisone, 6-MP. Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Cimzia & Cyclosporine
3-step J-Pouch surgery: 2013 & 2014
Current Condition: Chronic Pouchitis -- Not as bad as I thought it would be
Current Meds: Stelara
Total Hip Replacement: 12/16 -- Thanks Prednisone!!!www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=3755226