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Biogen sets $55K annual price tag on new MS drug

There are 1 comment on the Business Journal story from Apr 1, 2013, titled Biogen sets $55K annual price tag on new MS drug. In it, Business Journal reports that:

Two days after the U.S. approval of a new multiple sclerosis drug at least one analyst expects to eventually hit $6 billion in annual sales, Biogen Idec announced a $54,900 annual price per patient for Tecfidera.

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#1 Apr 1, 2013
Robbery. 14 year patent protection should have kept this drug around 20k a year. All MS drugs are overpriced for their efficacy. How much will the upcoming drugs that may reverse the damage cost? 150k 200k a year? Where is the limit? I believe Pharma should be paid, but this is robbery. Just how much did it cost them not to have MS, Lupus, RA, etc? So glad the government is trying to protect me from guns and gay marriage instead of things I can't provide my own protection against.

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