PCSK9 Inhibitors

There’s also the issue of cost. The medicines are expected to come with a price tag of $7,000 to $12,000 per patient per year, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Pharmalot blog, costing the US health system as much as $23 billion a year. “These injectable drugs are already viewed by payers as potential budget busters along the lines of treatments for hepatitis C and some cancers,” Ed Silverman wrote.

via There’s still a lot we don’t know about the new cholesterol-lowering drugs – Vox.

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