WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The price of Seattle Genetics Inc's blood cancer drug Adcetris could top $100,000 for a course of treatment, becoming the latest cancer medicine to come at a high cost.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave its nod to Adcetris, the first drug specifically indicated for anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) and the first one approved for Hodgkin's lymphoma since 1977.
Seattle Genetics on Monday said the drug will cost $4,500 per vial. In its clinical trials, the company said, patients on average received three vials per dose and between seven and nine doses per treatment.
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Don't kid yourselves, caner treatment is big business,sickness is gold;not prevention and wellness..
how much would you pay to stay well..it may be cheaper to change your life style,diet and exercise program
But we are all going to have free healthcare, aren't we?
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