(1/27/19) A so-called miracle drug, which was once given to patients for free, may now cost people hundreds of thousands of dollars.
This is leaving paitents trying to figure out just how to afford the drug’s new hefty price tag. The “miracel drug” is called 3.4 DAP and is given to paitents suffering from Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome, or LEMS.
A Catalyst spokesperson says that despite the cost, the FDA approval is a positive thing, as drugs aren’t supposed to be in the investigational phase forever. Now, all patient can benefit because any doctor will be able to prescribe it.
Caitlin Sinett asks an Arkansas couple how they are trying to afford this “miracle drug” with its new, high price tag.