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Dendreon vs. CMS:Controversy Is Bigger Than One Product

This article was originally published in RPM Report

Executive Summary

It appeared as though the controversy over the level of efficacy and benefit from the prostate cancer immunotherapy Provenge ended when the drug was approved by FDA at the end of April. The FDA approval may have just been the halfway point in the product's route through government agencies to the commercial market. Now Medicare is questioning whether the government should pay for the new therapy. The CMS decision is just as important to the biopharmaceutical industry as it is to Dendreon.

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