Analysts track a payer revolt against Sarepta’s controversial Duchenne drug
When the FDA’s Janet Woodcock pushed through a controversial approval for Sarepta’s Exondys 51 for Duchenne muscular dystrophy in September, she created a test case for payers who were essentially being asked to reimburse for an experimental drug.
But instead of rolling with the situation and paying a price that starts at $300,000 or so a year, many of the payers are kicking back hard, according to a survey of payers conducted by Jefferies.
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