Posted 18 December 2015 - 07:51 PM
Kaiser is a health care system mostly in the west, California, Oregon, Washington...Colorado..Georgia.
Has anyone found out how much Gleevec is going to be after February..that is when it's going generic, right? Does anyone know the what the date is in Feb?
Generic Gleevec will be available in the U.S. on Feb. 1, 2016.
Expect the U.S. generic price to be substantially higher as compared to the generic price in Canada, or anywhere else.
Six months later, other Gleevec generics will be allowed to enter the U.S. market, at which point there might be some price competition, but U.S. generic Gleevec prices will still be far higher than prices outside of the U.S..
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For the benefit of yourself and others please add your CML history into your Signature
02/2010 Gleevec 400mg
2011 Two weakly positives, PCRU, weakly positive
2012 PCRU, PCRU, PCRU, PCRU
2013 PCRU, PCRU, PCRU, weakly positive
2014 PCRU, PCRU, PCRU, PCRU (12/07 began dose reduction w/each continuing PCRU)
2015 300, 250, 200, 150
2016 100, 50/100, 100, 10/17 TFR
2017 01/17 TFR, 04/18 TFR, 07/18 TFR 0.0012, 08/29 TFR 0.001, 10/17 TFR 0.000
2018 01/16 TFR 0.0004 ... next quarterly PCR 04/17
At the earliest opportunity, and whenever possible, lower your TKI dosage; TKIs are toxic drugs and the less we take longterm the better off we are going to be ... this is especially true for older adults.
In hindsight I should have started my dosage reduction two years earlier; it might have helped minimize some of the longterm cumulative toxic effects of TKIs that I am beset with.
longterm side-effects Peripheral Artery Disease - legs (it's a bitch); continuing shoulder problems, right elbow inflammation. GFR and creatinine vastly improved after stopping Gleevec.
Cumulative Gleevec dosage estimated at 830 grams
Taking Gleevec 400mg an hour after my largest meal of the day helped eliminate the nausea that Gleevec is notorious for.
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