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Fri Feb 10, 2017, 04:58 PM

 

Time to negotiate those drug prices.

Trump promised to negotiate drug prices. Here's one to start with. Marathon will charge $89k a year for a steroid used to treat muscular dystrophy. This is 70 times the amount they charge in other places. Work your negotiating magic, Mr. Deal Maker!

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/marathon-pharmaceuticals-to-charge-dollar89000-for-muscular-dystrophy-drug/ar-AAmO5wW?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

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Fri Feb 10, 2017, 05:32 PM

1. MS drugs

Kind of expensive wouldn't you say? And will that insurance really pay? Also, do they actually work?

April 25, 2013 -- With the arrival of Tecfidera this spring, people with multiple sclerosis now have three oral drugs to choose from to treat the relapsing form of the disease.

All three oral MS drugs are expensive. Tecfidera's wholesale cost is nearly $55,000 a year. Gilenya and Aubagio cost $60,000 and $45,000 a year. The actual cost to a patient will depend on what type of insurance coverage they have.


http://www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/news/20130425/new-ms-drug-qa#1

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Side effect besides brain infection is hair loss in some people (Tecfidera).

Who is fooling who exactly?? These are the prices quoted above in 2013. Here were are today four (4) years later. What are the prices now? I heard Tecfidera is $15,000/month recently (abt. 6 mos. ago).



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