Aerosolized ribavirin: the most expensive drug for pneumonia.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Dramatic, overnight cost increases of important orphan and generic medications have recently come under public and government scrutiny. We highlight the case of aerosolized ribavirin, an important antiviral agent in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation which, because of substantial price increases, may now cost more than the transplant procedure itself.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chemaly, RF; Aitken, SL; Wolfe, CR; Jain, R; Boeckh, MJ

Published Date

  • August 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 634 - 636

PubMed ID

  • 27214684

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1399-3062

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/tid.12551


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Denmark