Retail Cost Of Victoza = 3 pen box is 499.98

Discussion in 'Novo Nordisk' started by Anonymous, Apr 8, 2010 at 8:43 PM.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    look it up on drugstore D0T C0M

    Byetta 5 MCG Pen 5mcg/0.02ml Solution, 1.2ml Pen = $264.63
    Byetta 10 MCG Pen 10mcg/0.04ml Solution, 2.4ml Pen = $271.45

    Victoza 18mg/3ml Solution, 1 Box contains two 3ml Pens = $279.97
    Victoza 18mg/3ml Solution, 1 Box contains three 3ml Pens = 399.98

    If they are on medium dose Vict - we have a fighting chance. If they take max dose theye is significantly higher price.
     
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    No real benefit to the 1.8mg dose outside of monotherapy. Lead 2 had same A1C reduction with 1.2mg dose. Look at the combination Lead trials - same results for A1C with 1.2mg dose. Consider that the donut hole is reached faster on the higher cost 1.8mg dose and then they will drop it and go on another therapy. Only time the 1.8mg dose makes sense is for extremely obese patient or monotherapy. Company just wants money fast, so they are pushing us to push the 1.8mg dose - they cannot show any real A1C benefit of the higher dose. If they are not getting control with the 1.2mg dose, maybe it is time to move that patient on to Levemir.
     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Pricing genius
     
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    check our studies, all of our lead studies reference 1.8 efficacy NOT 1.2! get them started then gradually move them to 1.8. thats the plan, its about profit for the brand, all else is secondary!
     
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Fortunately most pts have some form of insurance. Cash pay...will not happen too often. How many pts really will be able to cover that cost?
     
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Cash payers can't afford TZD, Januvia, or analogs insulin either. Those patients aren't our target audience.
     
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Cash price DOES affect the Medicare Part D patients and how quickly they will reach the donut hole - if the cash price is significantly higher than byetta, then the Wholesale Acquisition Cost is higher, too. So Medicare D patients will reach the donut hole much more quickly...

    But the larger point is... we need to be reaching the 40 year old, Type 2, tub of lard - long before they ever reach Medicare D!
     
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    there is plenty of those and the pool is growing at epidemic proportions.
     
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    true, most patients have some type of insurance. unfortunately our brain dead management decided we did not need to work with the insurance companies to contract and make sure they will cover vic. high price, no coverage = BIG MISTAKE!
     
  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    januvia is on formulary everywhere, merck did contract and it became best product launch of the year. maybe we could learn something from merck and NOT copy BMS!
     
  11. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    we are screwed. at least LAR is delayed
     
  12. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    it started off great in my territory but interest is tapering off.
     
  13. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    so what do we do in Oct when LAR is here--not even worth this!
     
  14. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Please cut all this pricing bullshit. Victoza is clearly superior to everything that's out there. We should increase the price by 100% and doctors/patients would still want it, simply because it is the best. Nothing is even remotely similar. Damn, Novo is fantastic, Victoza is out of this world,fuck all these loosers who seem to think opposite. They are plain jealous. Novo rules diabetes, Novo rules the world.
     
  15. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Don't worry! You still have that Levemir stuff in your bag. Sell it.
     
  16. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I have part d medicare but it will not pay, so I am going to uk to order it for 285.00 for 3 pens. Thru canada drugs .com has anyone had any luck with this company. thanks
     
  17. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    wow- looks like someone just got back from their POA meeting
     
  18. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Looks like Novo rules his fat ass too!
     
  19. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    totally false... who wrote this has not looked at the pi. Your best dosage amount is clealry 1.8mg. Dammm come one Novo reps, at least know your own PI
     
  20. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Yep!!
     

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