[Ip-health] House Member Presses Paclitaxel Manufacturer on Pricing

Joana Ramos jdr at ramoslink.info
Wed Nov 9 09:00:33 PST 2011


House Member Presses Paclitaxel Manufacturer on Pricing
By: ALICIA AULT,  Oncology Report Digital Network
11/07/11

> Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) on Nov. 2 issued a letter demanding 
> that Superior Medical Supply, which makes a formulation of paclitaxel, 
> respond by Nov. 14 to his requests to cooperate with his ongoing 
> inquiry into potential exploitative pricing of drugs that are in short 
> supply.
>
> Rep. Cummings is the ranking minority member of the House Committee on 
> Government Oversight and Reform. He began his investigation into drug 
> shortages in early October, with a focus on speculative pricing.
>
> Superior is one of five companies he initially contacted, and was 
> found to be charging $500 per vial of paclitaxel. The typical contract 
> price is about $65 per vial.......


Cummings letter:
http://democrats.oversight.house.gov/images/stories/EECLetter_to_Superior_11_02_11.pdf

Investigation website:
http://democrats.oversight.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5445&Itemid=107


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Joana Ramos, MSW
Independent Health Policy Consultant
Portuguese Medical Interpreter
Seattle WA
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