You and your neurologist can decide if RADICAVA ORS® (edaravone) or RADICAVA® (edaravone) IV is an appropriate treatment. To be eligible for treatment, veterans must be cared for by a VA neurologist or VA-purchased-care neurologist.
Support for Veterans With ALS
RADICAVA ORS® and RADICAVA® IV are on the VA National Formulary (VANF), subject to National Prior Authorization criteria.
For unknown reasons, military veterans are more likely to be diagnosed with ALS than the general public. The addition of RADICAVA ORS® to the VA National Formulary symbolizes not only the dedication and recognition of veterans by MTPA and the VA, but also a significant step forward for those in the ALS community in need of an alternate treatment option.
Getting started with ALS treatment at the VA
If you’re already in the VA healthcare system:
See your primary care physician for a referral to the closest VA neurologist or VA-purchased-care neurologist
If you have a My HealtheVet Premium Account, make an appointment using the VA Appointments tool. Otherwise, contact a local VA location to make an appointment
VA Benefits for Veterans With ALS
The VA provides assistance and benefits for veterans with ALS, including access to treatment.
Do you or a loved one have questions about ALS? Or are already diagnosed and need information on treatment options? The first important step is to talk to your doctor and ask about your treatment options as soon as possible.
Other Resources for Veterans
The information provided here is a general summary of benefits that may be available for veterans with ALS. Always check with your local VA facility for the most up-to-date information on VA benefits.
Have questions about RADICAVA® and ALS?
A JourneyMate Resource Specialist is ready to help you find information and educational resources about ALS and RADICAVA® as you move forward on your journey with ALS. Call toll-free 1-855-457-6968 between 9 AM and 9 PM ET, Monday through Friday.
The information and advice provided here are general in nature and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You are strongly encouraged to seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions regarding a medical condition.
ALS=amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; DEERS=Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System; VA=Veterans Affairs; VHA=Veterans Health Administration.
aA service connection for ALS for any veteran who develops ALS at any time after separation from service. Return to content