Posted Friday, September 25, 2009
Earlier this year a medical study suggested that a drug used to treat colon cancer was too expensive for the benefit it provided. It begs the question, “how much is too much” when it comes to a life? One drug, Erbitux, can cost up to $80,000 for a 16-week regimen and may only prolong life by a few months. Should insurance cover that? What should such decisions be based on? Join ideastream health and science reporter Gretchen Cuda to discuss the high cost of prolonging life -- Friday morning at 9 on 90.3.
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My chemo treatment cost $17,000 per treatment in Akron, Ohio My friend who lives in Zanesvill had chemo treatments that cost $10,000 per treatment Why is there a difference?