Here is the text from a CML fb group:
"Got my first month's worth of Generic Gleevec, now called Vativio, 4 X 100mg tabs per day, about 5/8th of the price of Gleevec.....and produced by who.......Novartis."
"Gleevec costs R29500.00 per box of 30, Vativio is now R17000.00, we have different medical aids in SA, I have a chronic care cover of R400 000.00 per year, I guess I could opt to drop the maximum limit, but I think I am limited to either R200 000.00 or R400 000.00, so would not be able to drop it. Exchange rates vary for you guys overseas, do the exchange rate from ZAR and compare."
I did some google searches and didnt come up with much, except that is seems Novartis owns the trademark, and this: http://www.careware....1 June 2013.pdf
If you do a search in the pdf file for imatinib, you find this (Which refers to price etc, see the pdf more a more complete picture):
CAP801 IMATINIB 100MG 718477 001 Vativio 100MG 20617.41 171.81 120 10308.71 60 171.82 10309.20 0.00
CAP801 IMATINIB 100MG 718595 001 Imavec 100MG 8586.75 143.11 60 8586.75 60 171.82 10309.20 0.00
Thats all the information i have on this, so im not sure about it, thought you guys might now something more