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CMS predicts fewer Xigris patients

Executive Summary

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is revising downward estimates for add-on payments for Lilly's Xigris (drotrecogin alfa). Agency estimates 14,000 Medicare patients will be administered therapy in fiscal 2004 compared to 22,000-patient estimate for FY 2003. CMS' original 2003 payment estimate assumed 50,000 Medicare patients (1"The Pink Sheet" Aug. 5, 2002, p. 18) Xigris sales have not matched Lilly's expectations (2"The Pink Sheet" Nov. 18, 2002, p. 22)...

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