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RSS Bot
07-15-2011, 12:11 PM
The first treatment developed for lupus in over 50 years has finally been approved by the European Union this week. The watchdog, European Medicines Agency, has backed the injectable drug that will cost Europeans $23,000 USD a year. Already approved in the United States in March 2011, the drug costs Americans $35,000 USD annually. Benlysta's annual global sales are expected to reach $3...

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steve.b
07-15-2011, 07:47 PM
this unfortunatelly shows the drug companies are more interested in profit than our health.

tgal
07-15-2011, 08:15 PM
The first treatment developed for lupus in over 50 years has finally been approved by the European Union this week. The watchdog, European Medicines Agency, has backed the injectable drug that will cost Europeans $23,000 USD a year. Already approved in the United States in March 2011, the drug costs Americans $35,000 USD annually. Benlysta's annual global sales are expected to reach $3...

More... (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/231192.php)

OMG $35,000??? So how does this work? After almost 2 years of not working and 1 year of living on $300 A month of (and losing everything we owned) I finally get Disability. Disability pays me $1000 bucks a month and an additional $500 until my daughter graduates (2 years from now) AND I have no insurance until I have been on Disability for 2 years (which means Oct. of 2011( backdated) BUT I am supposed to come up with $35,000 bucks if I want to try a new medicine that might make me feel better?

Frack is not the word that comes to mine but I will leave it at that

Melodyroseak
07-27-2011, 04:21 PM
I agree with all this. I want to their site over a month ago and found out that it can kill or make you even worse if you a certain nationality. And I am in that nationality that can not take it. So, why don't they post that on this thread?

rob
07-27-2011, 07:05 PM
I agree with all this. I want to their site over a month ago and found out that it can kill or make you even worse if you a certain nationality. And I am in that nationality that can not take it. So, why don't they post that on this thread?

Hi Melodyroseak,

Welcome to WHL! The user "RSS Bot" that started this thread isn't an actual person, it's an automated system set up to hunt for and post various Lupus related articles and news. The why and how of what it posts is something to do with it's programming and settings. Why it does not list the website and information you mention is something that's above my paygrade.

However, if you want, you can make a post in this thread with a link to the website you visited, or you could start a new thread in the Lupus Meds area with a link to the website so people here could see it and discuss it. It sounds like some important information folks should know about.

Rob

PS-With the price of this stuff, I don't see how anyone could afford it. It's ridiculous.