Center for Health Policy & Outcomes: Cost of Cancer Drugs

Cost of one month of treatment for an adult for each new cancer drug approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, based on Medicare reimbursement rates and by year of drug approval.

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Download a PDF of the drug prices. The PDF includes generic name, brand name, year of FDA approval, monthly cost (actual $'s), monthly cost (2013 $'s).

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Bach PB. Limits on Medicare's ability to control rising spending on cancer drugs. N Engl J Med. 2009 Feb 5;360(6):626-33.