Abiraterone gets FDA approval is the (todays) buzz!!!

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zufus
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   Posted 4/28/2011 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony or someone else you can post the link(s) or more data for others...I was the trumpet blower (lol). cool

Jerry L.
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   Posted 4/28/2011 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks zufus for the trumpet blowing...My medical oncologist mentioned this the other week. 
 

Purgatory
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   Posted 4/28/2011 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Blow away, brother. Good info.
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zufus
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   Posted 4/29/2011 7:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Jerry- good link, was I on key with the trumpet?, I had my breasts radiated...so hopefully I was only a 'flat', note, but look 'sharp'-LOL (I could keep you abreast of that situation, too).

Purg- what can I say, I hope nobody jumps throught this thread and takes those words out of context....do you know what I'm sayin'? LOL

(I will find out what this costs, just for kicks...my inquisitiveness peaks)

tarhoosier
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   Posted 4/29/2011 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
5,000$/month for 4 pills/day

http://icarusconsultants.com/2011/04/zytiga-abiraterone-acetate-price-will-impact-the-prostate-cancer-market-following-fda-approval/

zufus
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   Posted 4/29/2011 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for pointing that out....Still good to see new choices, not real pleasing to see whom likely benefits more than the patients. Keto works very similarly to this, maybe not as well or as potent...cost of Ketoconazole is very cheap (www.northdrugstore.com search)...as low as $130 for 100 ct or 200mg (generic). Patients can do low dose or high dose Keto and usually prednisone is recommend to use along with or another similar drug.

Guess which ones the Hospitals might start using?????
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