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Cancer patients skipping medicines or delaying treatment due to high drug prices

Published Wednesday March 15

Researcher Stacie Dusetzina and her colleagues at the University of North Carolina found that…

John Krahne received alarming news from his doctor last December. His brain tumors were stable, but his lung tumors had grown noticeably larger.

The doctor recommended a drug called Alecensa, which sells for more than $159,000 a year. Medicare would charge Krahne a $3, two hundred copay in Dec then another $3, two hundred in Jan as a brand new year of coverage kicked inches

Leukemia patients aren’t the only ones rationing care.

Krahne made repeated calls to patient-assistance programs throughout Jan trying to find help with his out-of-pocket costs.

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