Newswise — SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – March 30, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Genentech today announced that it will temporarily extend physician payment terms for Lucentis purchases from authorized distributors to 120 days. Genentech is working to implement these new, temporary payment terms for purchases from April 1, 2020, as well as retroactively for Lucentis purchased on or after March 1, 2020.

Practices may be temporarily eligible for payment terms of up to 120 days (previously 60 days), subject to distributor qualification.

Company officials say they will evaluate these temporary payment terms as the pandemic evolves and will update the program as needed.

Please contact your specialty distributor with questions or to verify these new terms.

For the Academy’s latest coronavirus updates for ophthalmologists, go to


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