How much do cancer drugs cost? A chart from Sloan-Kettering doctor

How much do cancer drugs cost? We’re into transparency, so we followed up from a recent New York magazine piece to find this chart. It’s the prices of cancer drugs. Chart of drug prices including price at time of FDA approval and 2013 price. This is apparently the Medicare reimbursement rate, which for 2005-2013 is 106% […]

Rising Costs of Cancer Drugs: No downward pressure, no standards

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

If you haven’t read it yet, run, don’t walk to the New York Magazine piece  by Stephen S. Hall on the rising cost of cancer drugs (Oct. 20, 2013). It wraps together a series of developments into a truly searing portrait of a drug industry driven to create drug after drug, profit after profit — […]

Expensive prescription drugs: a few resources for those in need

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

We’ve all heard about astonishingly expensive  drugs, and about drug company resources for helping people afford them. Here’s another resource:  “When people in these circumstances need help, many turn to Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs), while others apply for financial assistance through independent non-profits such as The HealthWell Foundation. PAPs – which are offered by state governments or […]