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For Bristol-Myers, A Victory And A Mystery

(Forbes) Apr 3, 2017 - New data presented at a medical conference show that combining Bristol-Myers Squibb’s two immune-boosting cancer drugs extends the lives of melanoma patients longer than using either alone.

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Winston Wong, PharmD (Posted: April 07, 2017)

quotesA commendable increase of 28 months of survival ... and the overall cost is? Not trying to put a price tag on improved survival but we have to consider the cost of the combination regimen, at least from the patient perspective. As for the difference between the BMS and Merck products, payers believe the difference lies in the study design and the PD-L1 testing.quotes

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