• Petitioned Novartis and US Representatives in Congress

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Novartis and US Representatives in Congress

Reduce to patients the cost of the drug, Gleevec.

    1. Petition by

      Ruth Waldhauer

      La Honda, CA

Novatis developed this drug in the 1990s. In the years since then the price of the drug has increased astronomically. Novartis must have paid their research costs long ago, but the price just keeps rising. Patients with CML leukemia are dependent on the drug to keep them alive. Our US representatives should work with FDA to pressure Novartis to reduce the cost of Gleevec.

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    • Ed Harkness CHANHASSEN, MN
      • over 2 years ago

      The price of Gleevec went up $1,350 just this month.

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    • Randall Novotny OMAHA, NE
      • over 2 years ago

      Patient with CML... Nearly 4 years ago GLEEVEC cost was a little over $100.00 per pill for, 400 mg , 30 day supply. TODAY, 7/16/12, the bill read $7262.00 ...translates to $242.00 per pill. Simply question...In the name of science...or the GREED of the almighty dollar?!?!?! SOMETHING MUST BE DONE! ! !

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      • over 2 years ago

      I understand the fact that drug companies need to cover the cost of research, but prices going UP, over 10 years later, come on now. Charge a fair price, make a profit but SAVE LIVES.

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    • Erika Hannon CONCORD, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      I work in the medical field and my copay at ER is $200. I can't even afford that. God forbid one of my kids gets hurt. I can't imagine having an often-fatal disease and sorry, you can't afford your medicine. Shame on them. Their med cost should be $1. Imagine all the medical bills. Their medicine cost on top of that? Please. I understand why med costs so much, for research and development of even better drugs, but if a med can save lives now, let it. Without patients losing every thing else they have.

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      • over 2 years ago

      I have CML and price have increase to $23,000 per 3 months.

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