Amgen, Novartis ready to roll as FDA green lights blockbuster campaign for migraine drug — priced at $6,900
Amgen and Novartis have brought home the big Aimovig (erenumab) approval they’ve been hunting, scoring first-mover advantage for a blockbuster contender that will now look to start changing the standard of care for debilitating migraines.
Significantly, the heavyweight partners — who will share the US marketing rights — are launching this CGRP pioneer with a list price of $6,900 a year. That number comes in well below the $8,000 to $10,000 spread that Express Scripts had already warned would be unacceptable to them. It’s also well under the $8,500 figure the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review pencilled in for their review, which they considered too costly for all but the most seriously afflicted.
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