Doctors are calling out a new drug that helps people with addiction for costing more than $1,700 a week — while a generic costs just $1
|07/11/2018||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- Two months ago, a medication called Lucemyra became the first federally approved drug of its kind to treat a painful facet of addiction: withdrawal from opioids.
- But now doctors are calling out the branded medication for costing far more than a similar generic drug known as clonidine.
- While clonidine costs roughly $1 for a week’s worth of treatment, Lucemyra costs $1,738.
Two months after it became the first federally approved drug of its kind to treat a painful facet of addiction, doctors are calling out a new branded medication for costing thousands of times more than a similar generic drug.
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