Savings & Support

See how you can save on Verzenio and get support along the way

Savings Card

Paying for treatment shouldn’t be an additional concern for you and your loved ones, so we’ve created the Verzenio Savings Card,* which may help you manage treatment costs.

Verzenio Savings Card

Eligible patients get the first 3 months of Verzenio free*

Then pay no more than $10 a month for your Verzenio prescription*

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To download a Savings Card or to email it to yourself, just answer the following eligibility questions. Then your card will be ready to be shared with your specialty pharmacy.

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Present the Verzenio Savings Card to your pharmacist and get the first 3 months of Verzenio free. Then pay no more than $10 a month thereafter over a 12-month enrollment period.*† The savings may have already been applied to the cost of Verzenio, but if you are unsure or have any questions about eligibility requirements, you can always call 1-844-VERZENIO (1-844-837-9364) or your Verzenio Continuous Care™ Team, Monday-Friday from 8 am to 10 pm Eastern Time.

Activate Savings Card

To activate a Savings Card, just answer the following eligibility questions. Then your card will be ready to be shared with your specialty pharmacy.

*This offer is invalid for patients without commercial insurance coverage or those whose prescription claims are eligible to be reimbursed, in whole or in part, by any governmental program. Offer void where prohibited by law. If eligible, this card will cover a maximum coverage of $25,000 per year for patients who are commercially insured. Offer may be subject to monthly and annual cap of wholesale acquisition cost plus usual and customary pharmacy charges. Additional details and restrictions apply.

†Eligibility Criteria

Verzenio Continuous Care™

Personalized care that's here for you

We created the Verzenio Continuous Care program to give you personalized support and to help you have a positive experience while taking Verzenio. Your Verzenio Continuous Care Team* will serve as your dedicated partner throughout every stage of your treatment.

Through 1-on-1 check-ins, your Verzenio Continuous Care Team can support you by:

Verzenio Continuous CareTM
  • Navigating you through the insurance process
  • Identifying savings opportunities
  • Helping you understand what to expect with Verzenio
  • Answering questions you may have about Verzenio

3 simple ways to join

2

Call 1-844-VERZENIO
(1-844-837-9364)

3

Ask a member of your healthcare team about signing up

*The Verzenio Continuous Care Team is not made up of medical professionals. Your doctor is your source for medical advice.

Filling your Verzenio prescription at a specialty pharmacy

There are several ways to get Verzenio, depending on your insurance. You may receive your medication from your hospital, your doctor, or from a specialty pharmacy.

Here's how a specialty pharmacy works with you to fill your Verzenio prescription:

Verzenio prescription
  • Your doctor sends your prescription to a specialty pharmacy
  • The specialty pharmacy will call you to schedule a date and time to deliver your Verzenio medication
  • They can also help assess your eligibility for the Verzenio Savings Card*

*This offer is invalid for patients without commercial insurance coverage or those whose prescription claims for Verzenio are eligible to be reimbursed, in whole or in part, by any governmental program.

MBC advocacy groups

There are many organizations that provide opportunities to connect in person or online for support. We've put together a list of advocacy groups that can help you connect with other women who have metastatic breast cancer (MBC) and share your experiences.

This information has been provided by the listed organizations, and Lilly is not responsible for the content. Its use on this site is not intended to serve as an endorsement of the listed organizations.

All third-party organization names and other trademarks are the property of their respective trademark owners. Those trademark owners are not affiliated with Lilly and they do not sponsor or endorse this material.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network (MBCN) is a national, independent non-profit, all-volunteer, patient-led advocacy organization dedicated to the unique concerns of women and men living with MBC, also known as Stage IV or advanced breast cancer.

Metavivor: Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness, Research & Support

METAvivor is a volunteer-led, non-profit organization that funds vital research to help improve the longevity and quality of life for MBC patients like you. Our mission is to transition MBC from a terminal diagnosis to a chronic, manageable disease with a decent quality of life.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) is a non-profit organization that provides programs and services to support you. Our goal is to provide information, community, and support that you can trust, is easy to access, and respectful of you and your situation. All our resources are carefully and frequently reviewed by some of the country's leading health experts and informed people living with breast cancer.

BreastCancer.org

Breastcancer.org is a patient-centric resource for breast cancer information and support. It engages, educates, and empowers women and men with expert information and a dynamic peer support community, so that they may make the best decisions for their lives.

MBCalliance

MBC Alliance The vision of the MBC Alliance is to transform and improve the lives of people living with metastatic breast cancer. The MBC Alliance was formed by leading breast cancer advocacy groups, individual advocates, and pharmaceutical industry partners.

YSC: Young Survival Coalition

Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections, and outreach so women feel supported, empowered, and hopeful.

Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen is the world's largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Verzenio?

Verzenio is a targeted treatment known as a CDK4 & 6 inhibitor. Verzenio is not chemotherapy.

Verzenio is a prescription used to treat a type of breast cancer. It is a medicine you can take if you have a type of breast cancer called HR+/HER2− (hormone receptor positive/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative) and the cancer has spread to other parts of the body (metastasized).

Verzenio is given in combination with an aromatase inhibitor as initial endocrine-based therapy for the treatment of postmenopausal women, in combination with fulvestrant in women whose disease has progressed after hormonal therapy, or alone in women whose disease has progressed after hormone therapy and prior chemotherapy.

It is not known if Verzenio is safe and effective in children.

CDK4 & 6=cyclin-dependent kinases 4 and 6.

Learn more about Verzenio

Do you offer any support for patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC)?

We created the Verzenio Continuous Care™ Program to give you personalized support and to help you have a positive experience while taking Verzenio. Your Verzenio Continuous Care Team* will serve as your dedicated partner throughout every stage of your treatment.

Through 1-on-1 check-ins, your Verzenio Continuous Care Team can support you by:

  • Navigating you through the insurance process
  • Identifying savings opportunitie
  • Helping you understand what to expect with Verzenio
  • Answering questions you may have about Verzenio

3 simple ways to join

2

Call 1-844-VERZENIO
(1-844-837-9364)

3

Ask a member of your healthcare team about signing up

Learn more about Verzenio Continuous Care

*The Verzenio Continuous Care Team is not made up of medical professionals. Your doctor is your source for medical advice.

How should I take Verzenio?

Because Verzenio is an oral medication and not an infusion, you can take it in the convenience of your home. This may allow for more flexibility in your daily life. However, you may need to see your doctor for other treatments. You should swallow Verzenio tablets whole. You should not chew, crush, or split them before swallowing, and should never take a tablet that is broken, cracked, or has been damaged in any way.

You can take Verzenio with or without food. Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit products when taking Verzenio. Grapefruit may increase the amount of Verzenio in your blood.

Learn more about taking Verzenio

What should I do if I miss a dose or get sick after taking a dose?

  • If you miss a dose of Verzenio, or get sick after taking a dose, take your next dose at your regular time. Do not take an extra dose of Verzenio to make up for any dose you may have missed
    • For example, if you forget to take your morning dose, then you should only take your regular evening dose rather than doubling it

Learn more about taking Verzenio

What should I avoid while taking Verzenio?

Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit products while taking Verzenio. Grapefruit may increase the amount of Verzenio in your blood.

Avoid taking ketoconazole during treatment with Verzenio. Tell your healthcare provider if you take medicine that contains ketoconazole.

Learn more about taking Verzenio

What is the dosing schedule for Verzenio + an aromatase inhibitor (AI)?

Dosing

  • The recommended dose of Verzenio in combination with an AI is 150 mg by mouth twice a day, taken once in the morning and once at night.
  • 150-mg tablet by mouth in the morning.
    150-mg tablet by mouth in the evening
  • You will receive 4 individual packs, each one containing your dose of 150-mg tablets for 7 days. Each of these packs includes 14 individual 150-mg tablets
  • Multiple tablet strengths (50 mg, 100 mg, and 150 mg) allow your doctor to make dose adjustments based on your tolerance
  • If you need to reduce your dose due to tolerability, Verzenio is approved to be dosed as low as 50 mg twice daily, as directed by your doctor
  • No matter what dose you are prescribed, you will take 1 tablet, 2 times a day, unless your doctor tells you otherwise

If your doctor prescribes:

50-mg dose

You will receive
4 red packs.

100-mg dose

You will receive
4 purple packs.

150-mg dose

You will receive
4 light blue packs.

Learn more about Verzenio + an AI

What is the dosing schedule for Verzenio + fulvestrant?

Dosing

  • The recommended dose of Verzenio + fulvestrant is 150 mg by mouth twice a day, taken once in the morning and once at night.
  • 150-mg tablet by mouth in the morning.
    150-mg tablet by mouth in the evening
  • You will receive 4 individual packs, each one containing your dose of 150-mg tablets for 7 days
  • Multiple tablet strengths (50 mg, 100 mg, and 150 mg) allow your doctor to make dose adjustments based on your tolerability
  • If you need to reduce your dose due to tolerability, Verzenio is approved to be dosed as low as 50 mg twice daily, as directed by your doctor
  • No matter what dose you are prescribed, you will take 1 tablet, 2 times a day, unless your doctor tells you otherwise

If your doctor prescribes:

50-mg dose

You will receive
4 red packs.

100-mg dose

You will receive
4 purple packs.

150-mg dose

You will receive
4 light blue packs.

Learn more about taking Verzenio + fulvestrant

What is the dosing schedule for Verzenio by itself?

Dosing

  • The recommended dose for Verzenio by itself 200 mg twice daily, taken once in the morning and once at night
  • 200-mg tablet by mouth in the morning
    200-mg tablet by mouth in the evening
  • You will receive 4 individual packs, each one containing your dose of 200-mg tablets for 7 days
  • Multiple tablet strengths (50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, and 200 mg) allow your doctor to make dose adjustments based on your tolerability
  • If you need to reduce your dose due to tolerability, Verzenio is approved to be dosed as low as 50 mg twice daily, as directed by your doctor
  • No matter what dose you are prescribed, you will take 1 tablet, 2 times a day, unless your doctor tells you otherwise

if your doctor prescribes:

50-mg dose

You will receive
4 red packs.

100-mg dose

You will receive
4 purple packs.

150-mg dose

You will receive
4 light blue packs.

200-mg dose

You will receive
4 green packs.

Learn more about taking Verzenio by itself

What should I tell my doctor before taking Verzenio?

Tell your doctor if you:

  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. If you become pregnant during your treatment, discuss this with your doctor
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Verzenio passes into your breast milk. Do not breastfeed during treatment with Verzenio and for at least 3 weeks after your last dose. You and your doctor should decide if you will take Verzenio or breastfeed. You should not do both

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Verzenio and certain other medicines can affect each other, causing serious side effects and may require you to change your dose. Especially tell your doctor if you take a medicine that contains ketoconazole. Avoid grapefruit products while taking Verzenio. Grapefruit may increase the amount of Verzenio in your blood.

Learn more about taking Verzenio

Does Verzenio require tests or monitoring?

Some patients experienced low white blood cell counts (neutropenia) and/or liver problems.

Your doctor will do blood tests to monitor your blood cell counts and to check for liver problems before and during treatment.

Learn more about addressing side effects with Verzenio + an AI, Verzenio + fulvestrant, or about Verzenio by itself

What side effects may I experience while taking Verzenio + an AI?

Verzenio taken with an AI may cause serious side effects, some of which may be severe.

Diarrhea. Diarrhea is common with Verzenio and may sometimes be severe. Diarrhea may cause you to develop dehydration or infection. The most common time to develop diarrhea is during the first month of Verzenio treatment. Your doctor may stop your treatment, lower your dose, or tell you to wait to begin your treatment cycle if you have diarrhea.

  • At the first sign of loose stools, tell your doctor. You may be advised to start taking an antidiarrheal medicine (such as loperamide) and drink more fluids

Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia). Low white blood cell counts are common when taking Verzenio and may cause serious infections that can lead to death. Your doctor should check your white blood cell counts before and during treatment. If you develop low white blood cell counts during treatment with Verzenio, your doctor may stop your treatment, decrease your dose, or may tell you to wait to begin your treatment cycle. Tell your doctor right away if you have signs and symptoms of low white blood cell counts or infections, such as fever and chills.

Liver problems. Your doctor should do blood tests before and during treatment to check your liver. Your doctor may stop your treatment, decrease your dose, or may tell you to wait to begin your treatment cycle if you develop liver problems.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any of the following:

  • Feeling very tired
  • Pain on the upper right side of your stomach area (abdomen)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bleeding or bruising more easily than normal

Blood clots in your veins or in the arteries of your lungs. Verzenio may cause serious blood clots that have led to death. Talk to your doctor if you have the following signs and symptoms of a blood clot:

  • Pain or swelling in your arms or legs
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Fast breathing
  • Fast heart rate

Most common side effects

The most common side effects of taking Verzenio + an AI:

  • Diarrhea
  • Low white blood cell count (leukopenia/neutropenia)
  • Infections
  • Nausea
  • Low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • Vomiting
  • Hair thinning or loss (alopecia)
  • Decreased appetite
  • Tiredness
  • Abdominal pain

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Verzenio. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

You may also report side effects to Eli Lilly and Company at 1-800-545-5979.

Learn more about addressing side effects with Verzenio + an AI

What side effects may I experience while taking Verzenio + fulvestrant?

Verzenio taken with fulvestrant may cause serious side effects, some of which may be severe.

Diarrhea. Diarrhea is common with Verzenio and may sometimes be severe. Diarrhea may cause you to develop dehydration or infection. The most common time to develop diarrhea is during the first month of Verzenio treatment. Your doctor may stop your treatment, lower your dose, or tell you to wait to begin your treatment cycle if you have diarrhea.

  • At the first sign of loose stools, tell your doctor. You may be advised to start taking an antidiarrheal medicine (such as loperamide) and drink more fluids

Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia). Low white blood cell counts are common when taking Verzenio and may cause serious infections that can lead to death. Your doctor should check your white blood cell counts before and during treatment.

If you develop low white blood cell counts during treatment with Verzenio, your doctor may stop your treatment, decrease your dose, or may tell you to wait to begin your treatment cycle. Tell your doctor right away if you have signs and symptoms of low white blood cell counts or infections, such as fever and chills.

Liver problems. Your doctor should do blood tests before and during treatment to check your liver. Your doctor may stop your treatment, decrease your dose, or may tell you to wait to begin your treatment cycle if you develop liver problems.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any of the following:

  • Feeling very tired
  • Pain on the upper right side of your stomach area (abdomen)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bleeding or bruising more easily than normal

Blood clots in your veins or in the arteries of your lungs. Verzenio may cause serious blood clots that have led to death. Talk to your doctor if you have the following signs and symptoms of a blood clot:

  • Pain or swelling in your arms or legs
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Fast breathing
  • Fast heart rate

Most common side effects

The most common side effects of taking Verzenio + fulvestrant:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Infections
  • Low white blood cell count (leukopenia/neutropenia)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • Tiredness
  • Decreased appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Headache

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Verzenio. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

You may also report side effects to Eli Lilly and Company at 1-800-545-5979.

Learn more about addressing side effects with Verzenio + fulvestrant

What side effects may I experience while taking Verzenio by itself?

Verzenio taken by itself may cause serious side effects, some of which may be severe, including:

Diarrhea. Diarrhea is common with Verzenio and may sometimes be severe. Diarrhea may cause you to develop dehydration or infection. The most common time to develop diarrhea is during the first month of Verzenio treatment. Your doctor may stop your treatment, lower your dose, or tell you to wait to begin your treatment cycle if you have diarrhea.

  • At the first sign of loose stools, tell your doctor. You may be advised to start taking an antidiarrheal medicine (such as loperamide) and drink more fluids

Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia). Low white blood cell counts are common when taking Verzenio and may cause serious infections that can lead to death. Your doctor should check your white blood cell counts before and during treatment. If you develop low white blood cell counts during treatment with Verzenio, your doctor may stop your treatment, decrease your dose, or may tell you to wait to begin your treatment cycle. Tell your doctor right away if you have signs and symptoms of low white blood cell counts or infections, such as fever and chills.

Liver problems. Your doctor should do blood tests before and during treatment to check your liver. Your doctor may stop your treatment, decrease your dose, or may tell you to wait to begin your treatment cycle if you develop liver problems.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any of the following:

  • Feeling very tired
  • Pain on the upper right side of your stomach area (abdomen)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bleeding or bruising more easily than normal

Blood clots in your veins or in the arteries of your lungs. Verzenio may cause serious blood clots that have led to death. Talk to your doctor if you have the following signs and symptoms of a blood clot:

  • Pain or swelling in your arms or legs
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Fast breathing
  • Fast heart rate

Most common side effects

These are the most common side effects of taking Verzenio by itself:

  • Diarrhea
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Abdominal pain
  • Low white blood cell count (neutropenia)
  • Vomiting
  • Infections
  • Low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • Headache
  • Low platelet count (thrombocytopenia)

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Verzenio. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

You may also report side effects to Eli Lilly and Company at 1-800-545-5979.

Learn more about addressing side effects with Verzenio by itself

Is there any financial assistance available to help cover the cost of Verzenio?

For information about paying for your Verzenio or to download a Savings Card, call 1-844-VERZENIO (1-844-837-9364) or visit our savings page.

Learn more about saving on Verzenio

Is there anything I could have done to prevent MBC?

No. Unfortunately, breast cancer can come back or spread even if you follow your doctor’s advice and/or take treatment.

Learn more about local MBC support groups and conferences

Will my hair fall out with Verzenio?

In a study of patients taking Verzenio + an aromatase inhibitor, 27% of patients experienced hair thinning or loss.

In a study of patients taking Verzenio + fulvestrant, 16% of patients experienced hair thinning or loss.

In a study of patients taking Verzenio by itself, 12% of patients experienced hair thinning or loss.

In a clinical trial of patients with HR+, HER2- MBC, 493 patients with no prior systemic therapy for metastatic breast cancer received Verzenio + an AI, 669 patients who progressed following prior hormone treatments received Verzenio + fulvestrant, and 132 patients who progressed on or after prior hormone treatments, a taxane, and 1 or 2 chemotherapy regimens in the metastatic setting received Verzenio by itself.

Learn more about addressing side effects with Verzenio + an AI, Verzenio + fulvestrant, or Verzenio by itself

How do I open and close the blister pack my medication comes in?

  • Verzenio Blister Pack

Follow the numbered instructions on the blister pack.

  • Step 1: Lift the top flap of the card
  • Step 2: Press and hold down the button on the left
  • Step 3: While holding down the button, pull out the blister pack from the right
  • Step 4: Reinsert blister pack by pushing in until it locks into the sleeve, and close the top flap

Learn more about taking Verzenio

Indication

Verzenio is a prescription medicine used to treat a type of breast cancer. It is a medicine you can take if:

  • You have a type of breast cancer called HR+/HER2− (hormone receptor positive/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative) and the cancer has spread to other parts of the body (metastasized)
  • Verzenio is given in combination with an aromatase inhibitor as initial endocrine-based therapy for the treatment of postmenopausal women, in combination with fulvestrant in women whose disease has progressed after hormonal therapy, or alone in women whose disease has progressed after hormone therapy and prior chemotherapy

It is not known if Verzenio is safe and effective in children.

Important Safety Information

Verzenio may cause serious side effects, including:

Diarrhea. Diarrhea is common with Verzenio and may sometimes be severe. Diarrhea may cause you to develop dehydration or infection. The most common time to develop diarrhea is during the first month of Verzenio treatment. Your doctor may stop your treatment, lower your dose, or tell you to wait to begin your treatment cycle if you have diarrhea.

  • At the first sign of loose stools, tell your doctor. You may be advised to start taking an antidiarrheal medicine (such as loperamide) and drink more fluids

Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia). Low white blood cell counts are common when taking Verzenio and may cause serious infections that can lead to death. Your doctor should check your white blood cell counts before and during treatment.

If you develop low white blood cell counts during treatment with Verzenio, your doctor may stop your treatment, decrease your dose, or may tell you to wait to begin your treatment cycle. Tell your doctor right away if you have signs and symptoms of low white blood cell counts or infections, such as fever and chills.

Liver problems. Your doctor should do blood tests before and during treatment to check your liver. Your doctor may stop your treatment, decrease your dose, or may tell you to wait to begin your treatment cycle if you develop liver problems. Tell your doctor right away if you have any of the following:

  • Feeling very tired
  • Pain on the upper right side of your stomach area (abdomen)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bleeding or bruising more easily than normal

Blood clots in your veins or in the arteries of your lungs. Verzenio may cause serious blood clots that have led to death. Talk to your doctor if you have the following signs and symptoms of a blood clot:

  • Pain or swelling in your arms or legs
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Fast breathing
  • Fast heart rate

Verzenio can harm your unborn baby. If you are able to become pregnant, you should use effective birth control during treatment with Verzenio and for at least 3 weeks after the last dose of Verzenio. Verzenio may affect the ability of males to father a child.

What are the possible side effects of Verzenio?

The most common side effects of Verzenio include: nausea, infections, decreased appetite, headache, abdominal pain, tiredness, vomiting, hair thinning or loss.

The most common changes to blood tests were low red blood cell count (anemia), low white blood cell counts (leukopenia) and low platelet count (thrombocytopenia).

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

What should I tell my doctor before taking Verzenio?

Tell your doctor if you:

  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. If you become pregnant during your treatment, discuss this with your doctor.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Verzenio passes into your breast milk. Do not breastfeed during treatment with Verzenio and for at least 3 weeks after your last dose. You and your doctor should decide if you will take Verzenio or breastfeed. You should not do both.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Verzenio and certain other medicines can affect each other, causing serious side effects and may require you to change your dose. Especially tell your doctor if you take a medicine that contains ketoconazole. Avoid grapefruit products while taking Verzenio. Grapefruit may increase the amount of Verzenio in your blood.

Verzenio is available by prescription only.

Please see full Prescribing Information for Verzenio.

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