Tag: expensive drugs

Posted on November 13, 2016

BIG PHARMA AND HIGH COST BIOLOGICS: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

Sovaldi is a new biologic produced by Gilead Sciences to treat and cure hepatitis C. The cost for 2 months of treatment with Sovaldi in Egypt is $800. In Canada, Sovaldi costs $55,000. Gilead has a solid hold on the market for hepatitis C with 27 patents for Sovaldi. When analyzed, the patents are base […] Read More

Posted on February 26, 2016

STOP LOSS POOLS ARE UNDER PRESSURE TO INCREASE PREMIUMS BY 30% to 50% – Bob Carter

Bob Carter | January 4, 2016 Stop-loss pools are under continued pressure to accommodate the ever-increasing number of claims for high-cost drugs. The explosion of claims for drugs to treat the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), for instance, has hit all drug plans and carriers alike – and hard. While the debate rages on as to […] Read More

Posted on June 25, 2015

Spotlight on Alexion’s pricing of rare-disease drug Soliris; CBC News- Kelly Crowe- reporter.

Spotlight on Alexion’s pricing of rare-disease drug Soliris Cost of one of world’s most expensive drugs shrouded in corporate secrecy By Kelly Crowe, CBC News Posted: Jun 25, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 25, 2015 5:00 AM ET About The Author Kelly Crowe Medical science Kelly Crowe is a medical sciences correspondent for CBC […] Read More