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How Raptor is making its case for ultra-Orphan drug Procysbi's $250,000 price
Paying for Procysbi
Monday, May 20, 2013
Pharmaceutical Corp. will launch an ultra-Orphan drug this quarter that it has shown to be
non-inferior to a cheaper alternative. The company has yet to get any payers on
board, but believes it can win them over based on the drug's ability to improve
compliance and quality of life for patients with nephropathic cystinosis.
Raptor has set the U.S. list price of Procysbi (RP103) at
$250,000 annually. The immediate-release formulation of the drug, Cystagon
cysteamine, is marketed by Mylan Inc. for
about $10,000 per year.
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