How much is your Gleevec? Mine has gone up over 40% in one month.
Gleevec $53 a pill??
Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:47 AM
When I first started taking G not quite 3 years ago it was over $125 per pill. Are you sure you did your math correctly? That price seems low to me. My Sprycel is slightly over $266 per pill.
From what I hear from others their price for G is around $180 per pill currently.
"You can't change the direction of the wind but you can adjust your sails."
DX 12/08; Gleevec 400mg; liver toxicity; Sprycel 100mg.; CCyR 4/10; MMR 8/10; Pleural Effusion 2/12; Sprycel 50mg. Maintaining MMR; 2/15 PCRU; 8/16 drifting in and out of undetected like a wave meeting the shore. Retired 12/23/2016! 18 months of PCRU, most recent at Mayo on 7/25/17 was negative at their new sensitivity reporting of 0.003.<p>
Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:36 AM
Mine has gone up quite a bit the last couple months. Mine is over $200/pill now.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:02 AM
mine went up more then $30 a pill in the last 6 months, it's now at $184 or so per pill.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:33 AM
Are you by any chance taking 4 pills a day of 100mg rather than the 400mg pill everyone else is quoting numbers for?
Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:40 AM
the price on my Tasigna box is $5500 for 28 days supply. works out to be $45 per pill = $180/day. Some people would argue i'm not worth that much
Posted 13 October 2011 - 09:59 AM
I was paying about $130.00 a pill for 400mg of Gleevec until August /11. Now on Sprycel and the cost is just over $78.00 per 50 mg pill. Currently taking 100mg a day. I live in Ontario Canada. Jeff
Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:41 PM
Thanks everyone. I should have said I take 100 mg pills. At 6 tabs a day it gets pricey~~
Posted 14 October 2011 - 12:36 PM
I take tasigna--$8250.00 for 28 day supply. I take 4 a day--that cost $294.00 a day or $73.00 a pill!!!!
Posted 15 October 2011 - 12:10 AM
Without insurance it would cost me $186 per pill. Rediculous! I have heard the patent will end soon which will lower the cost.
Posted 17 October 2011 - 02:14 PM
How Expensive is Gleevec? Well, it is delivery by BRINKS to my pharmacy, with an armed guard! ;^)
But I no longer buy it. I'm out of insurance and, because of varied doses, have enough for about 8 months.
Then the fun begins. Will try for someother insurance coverage, pray and hope. Take care
Posted 13 August 2013 - 03:11 AM
Mine started out in April of 2010 for a 90 day supply (if I had no insurance) around $14,000+...........my last 90 day supply in May of 2013 if I didn't have insurance would have been $19,000+
Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:01 PM
My pharmacy recently switched their computer system and the last couple months tried to charge me $7,000 each time it took about a hour before the head pharmacist overrode the system.
Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:42 PM
HI: What did you actually pay for a 90 day supply. I get a 90 day supply of Gleevec for $112.00, and my doctor writes for 3 refills. Last Year I was paying $80.00 for a 90 day supply. Thats why I am so afraid of losing our insurance that we presently have. I am stuggling even at this rate with all the other medical bills.
I do not know what people are going to do in the future with the way things are going.
Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:54 PM
I have Cigna and I use the Cigna Tel-Drug and it's $87 every 90 days as it's considered a "specialty" drug. I wonder why it has to be considered a "chemo" drug or a "specialty" drug when it sorta kinda does the same thing like Metformin would do for a diabetic. It keeps their glucose blood level controlled, where Gleevec keeps our white counts controlled.
Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:21 PM
I was on Gleevac and paid $4680/month or $156 per pill, Then I went on Sprycel and then Boslif and they went up a little. I am now on Ponanitib and that is $9880/month and that means $322 per pill. There are only about 2200 people on this drug since its release in Dec 2012. Ariad the manufacture wants no one to pay more that $20 per month to take this drug so my insurance pays everything except $80/month and then Ariad pays $60 of the $80. So far for me this is the cheapest because of the co=pay help.
Posted 18 August 2013 - 06:06 PM
Both of the sources my insurance accepts cost exactly the same: $7800 for 30 pills, or $260 per.
I hope I'm worth it.
Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:07 PM
Being able to afford Gleevec is a real problem for most of us. Medicare Advantage left me looking at a $10,000+ out of pocket per year. I looked online for a reputable, certified, and reliable Canadian drug company as a more economical alternative. I found two: PlanetDrugsDirect.com and NorthWestPharmacy.com. PlanetDrugsDirect has 400mg generic imatinib for $848 for a 90 day supply; NorthWestPharmacy has it for $1600. I preferred to use the latter, and thanks to their price guarantee, I was able to call them up, use a credit card, and buy the 90 day supply of generic imatinib for $848. Personally, I fail to see why Novartis raised the price from $90 per pill when I began taking it in 2005 to $200 or more per pill today. It isn't illegal, but it is certainly unethical. Maybe you will have the same luck I have. I'm pretty happy with less than $10 per pill.
Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:02 PM
Yup, the price is definitely going up - perhaps in anticipation of the patent expiration in the US (?). My latest insurance bill just increased from $6,475 to over $7,000 for a 30-day supply of 400mg tablets.
Dan - Atlanta, GA
CML CP Diagnosed March 2011
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