Outrageous, and yet another reason why Obamacare or healthcare reform in general is needed in the US. It won't be long before another country grabs some Incivek's and puts them through a drug mass spectrometer and figures out what's in them and makes their own to sell cheaper to the rest of the world. just my 2 cnts.
Luckily some ppl have clinical trials to take care of the costs!!
that puts non insurance covered "off label" use practically out of reach
Development of new meds is expensive; scientists, labs, test tubes, electricity, trials, reporting, factories, crash test dummies, coffee, advertising, government requirements....You expect them to sell this stuff for the price of an aspirin? And, what exactly would "health care reform" do in this situation? Make this stuff cheaper to develop?
And, what exactly would "health care reform" do in this situation?
I'm not sure it would do anything but nothing changes if nothing changes. It's proven fact.
There is a certain amount of years before they can sell generic versions here I forget how long but I would guess they know they gotta squeeze out every nickel before then.
Don't forget, they're is another player involved as well, JnJ..Vertex gave up rights to market the drug vx 950 in Europe (I believe they only retain North America now)..Cost to develop exceed $1,000.000.000, then there is marketing costs, rep costs--Free assistance costs..Now figure in the actual volume of the drug sold, as Flguy put it, compared to aspirin..
Have you seen cancer drug prices?