Doctors Tried to Lower $148K Cancer Drug Cost; Makers Triple Price of Pill

Doctors tried to lower $148K cancer drug cost; makers triple price of pill

Imbruvica’s makers, Janssen and Pharmacyclics, have now gotten approval to sell four different tablets of varying strengths: 140mg, 280mg, 420mg, and 560mg. But the new pills will all be the same price—around $400 each—even the 140mg dose pill. The makers willstop selling the old, cheaper 140mg pill within three months, according to a report by the Washington Post.