GSK Prices Tafinlar At $7,600/month, Undercutting Roche’s Zelboraf
At a time when $10,000-per-month pricing is the norm in oncology, GSK has priced its just-approved BRAF inhibitor Tafinlar at $7,600, on the lower end by today’s standards. Company says it is planning to file the combination of Tafinlar with Mekinist – also just approved by FDA – in a matter of weeks in the U.S.
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