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    NATAP - www.natap.org Prices High for New Generic Ribavirin from Three Rivers Three Rivers and Sandoz recently received approval from the FDA to market their
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      NATAP - www.natap.org

      Prices High for New Generic Ribavirin from Three Rivers

      Three Rivers and Sandoz recently received approval from the FDA to
      market
      their generic ribavirins. Based on this research, it appears that
      generic
      ribavirin is significantly more expensive than Copegus. The prices
      for
      the different
      ribavirins are described below, average wholesale prices (AWP) for
      200
      mg
      capsules. Ribavirin dose is 800, 1000, or 1200 mg per day, depending
      on
      your
      weight.


      Three Rivers: $9.93 [source: Pink Sheet]

      Sandoz: $9.93 (wholesale acquisition cost is $5.05) [source: Sandoz]


      compared to:


      Schering-Plough (Rebetol): $11.03 [source: Pink Sheet, based on
      Price
      Alert

      figures] -- on drugstore.com, a 30-day supply of 1200 mg/day is
      $1,632.98

      ($9.07/capsule)


      Roche (Copegus): $6.33 (as of September 2003) [source: PBMI
      newsletter,

      based on Price Alert and Red Book Update figures -- according to
      Roche,
      the

      wholesale acquisition cost is $5.58] -- on drugstore.com, a 28-day
      supply

      of 1200 mg/day is $1,062.88 ($6.11/capsule).

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