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Amgen will charge $6,900 a year for a new drug that can spare migraine sufferers a few headaches each month, a price that comes in well below Wall Street expectations as the company hopes to avoid the payer backlash that has hamstrung recent drug launches.

In clinical trials, patients who took Amgen’s drug experienced about two fewer migraines per month compared to those who got placebo. Doctors have described the effect as modest, but the difference was enough to convince the Food and Drug Administration, which approved the treatment Thursday.

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  • or at least two week I have been having the migraine attacks, until now. I suffer so so much with this problem. It makes all my hands and legs ruined seeming! It’s terible problem!
    Thank you so much President Donald Trump to reduce the prize…even the new medicine for it. The previous medicine does not hlp anymore! It’s sobad bad problem if somebody caught with this kind! It maks my memory lost!!! Thank you again…so so much our President.
    I don’t know how to twitt back abhonestly!
    So, by here, We wish the First Lady as soon as to be recovery pretty well.
    And good luck, and good honor, good pride on your Summmit with the …North Korea’ President.
    We wish you, President Donald Trump a great succsessful this comming Summit with the Kim Jong Un.
    *My head comes up now! It’s what is migraine!

  • It’s a well know fact that Big Pharma and their lobbyists rig drug prices by paying the Congressmen to look the other way and to benefit them and the drug companies. Don’t think it’s a good thing to announce that this product is “only” going to cost over $6000 a year when the majority of the general public will not be able to afford anywhere close to that. Pharma nor the Government give a darn about people who need medicines for pain, or illness. If they did, drug companies would have been regulated years ago.

  • My daughter has suffered debilitating migraines for years.Some so bad they are stroke like symptoms. How can we make this new drug with promise more cost effective for the consumer. This is like a car payment monthly!Are there any financial offerings or discounts available to help with cost?

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