New York Magazine examines cancer drug pricing

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New York Magazine examines cancer drug pricing
New York Magazine examines cancer drug pricing

In a story published online on October 20th, New York magazine took readers through the Memorial Sloan-Kettering/Zaltrap pricing battle with Leonard Saltz, one of the three oncologists who penned the op-ed in the New York Times which started it all and concluded with Sanofi/Regeneron slashing the price of then new breast cancer drug Zaltrap in half due to "market resistance."

The seven-page article online also quoted Hagop Kantarjian, head of the Department of Leukemia at the University of Texas's MD Anderson Cancer Center, who is currently campaigning against Gleevec, a leukemia treatment whose price has tripled since 2001.

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