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Non-drug expenses boost CAR-T immunotherapy costs

May 8, 2018


NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Taken together, non-drug and drug costs of the two approved chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) immunotherapies could result in annual expenditures of more than $3 billion for the U.S. healthcare system, researchers say.

Dr. Immaculada Hernandez of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and colleagues evaluated drug and non-drug costs of tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah) and axicabtagene ciloleucel (Yescarta) using various clinical scenarios.

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