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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:42 PM

How much will Remdesivir cost patients? $500-600/DAY

https://www.wesh.com/article/heres-how-much-remdesivir-a-drug-used-to-treat-covid-19-patients-will-cost/33002007
Gilead Sciences, the company that makes the COVID-19 drug, announced in an open letter on Monday morning that it has decided to set a price of $390 per vial for the U.S. government, which would include Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense hospitals, and other governments of developed countries. But the discounted price will not include Medicare or Medicaid.

A typical five-day treatment course would include six vials, which would equate to $2,340 per patient, Daniel O'Day, Gilead Sciences chairman and CEO, said in the letter.

The U.S. government will continue to manage U.S. allocations of remdesivir to hospitals through September, the company said.

The letter added that the price for U.S. private insurance companies will be $520 per vial, which would total $3,120 per patient for a five-day treatment course of six vials.



As if existing hospital bills and lack of employment aren't enough...

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:43 PM

1. To hell with all of them.

This is why we need single payer and drug price controls.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:45 PM

2. Someone needs to do an ad on this.

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Response to flor-de-jasmim (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:50 PM

6. We can only hope. There is so much to choose from lately, I am sure they

are having a hard time figuring out what to pick for their next ad!

It is a never ending parade of stupidity and criminality.

How much more can we take?

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 05:29 PM

12. This.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:47 PM

3. Welcome to Capitalism, still want it?

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:49 PM

4. To reduce your hospital stay by 3 days?

They can fuck right off.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:55 PM

9. Hospital stays run $1500-$2000/day

So that would be a net savings.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 04:07 PM

10. My in-network hospital writes off most of that through Blue Cross

So it would be close to the same cost.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 04:57 PM

11. The same thing happens for prescription drugs nt

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:24 PM

14. Likely more for someone on a ventilator.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:49 PM

5. On the other hand, if it gets you out of the hospital even a day or so earlier, it pays for itself.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:50 PM

7. Not that this administration will do it...

But Medicaid should cover the Bill's for covid patients. We need them to feel free to go to a clinic or the hospital and to quit work... for OUR sake. They need to get quarantined and treated and not worry about the cost.

I hope biden comes in with the willingness to spend a trillion or more getting us past this... whether it's paying to install great air purifiers in every restaurant and office building and giving free healthcare to anyone who needs it.

This should be a public project like electrification was, and the interstate system, and WPA. We can always find a trillion for a war or a tax cut. We can find a trillion or more to save the country.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:52 PM

8. money, money, money ...

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 06:23 PM

13. "will not include Medicare or Medicaid" -- Then they shouldn't be allowed to sell in the U.S.

We create and fund our government for protection, which includes regulation. This is a situation that needs regulating.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:43 PM

15. I wonder how much it actually costs to make that stuff.

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