The price of drugs for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a reflection of the unsustainable prices of cancer drugs: from the perspective of a large group of CML experts

Experts in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

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Abstract

As a group of more than 100 experts in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), we draw attention to the high prices of cancer drugs, with the particular focus on the prices of approved tyrosine kinase inhibitors for the treatment of CML. This editorial addresses the multiple factors involved in cancer drug pricing and their impact on individual patients and health care policies, and argues for the need to (1) lower the prices of cancer drugs to allow more patients to afford them and (2) maintain sound long-term health care policies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4439-42
Number of pages4
JournalBlood
Volume121
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Drug Costs
  • Drug Industry
  • Drugs, Generic
  • Humans
  • Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive
  • Patents as Topic
  • Journal Article

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