GoodRx has released its latest list of the most expensive drugs in America, with orphan drugs and therapies for rare conditions continuing to top the ranking.
Here are 5 most expensive drugs as of July 2020:
- Myalept, an orphan drug for lipodystrophy is the most expensive drug coming in at $5,093 per vial. Patients typically use 14 vials per year. There is a co-payment coupon offered by Aegerion Pharmaceuticals.
- Ravicti is a drug for disorders of the urea cycle that lead to high serum ammonia levels. Ravicti goes for $5,031 per bottle although there is a Patient Services program offered by Horizon to make the drug more affordable.
- Mavenclad is indicated for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. A single course costs $56,954 and patients typically require two courses 12 months apart. EMD Serono has a copay available for the commercially insured.
- Actimmune treats chronic granulomatous disease as well as osteopetrosis. Vials are $4,797 per bottle and most patients require 11 per month. Horizon offers discounts through the Patient Services program.
- Oxervate, manufactured by Dompe, is the first drug approved to treat neurotrophic keratitis. Each of the 28 vials throughout the four-week course, cost $1,732 per vial. Support is available for both for the uninsured or underinsured and commercial plan members.
Read GoodRx’s full list here.
(Source: Paige Minemyer, August 14, 2020)