Earlier this year I was contacted by a group in Washington that was investigating the company that holds the patent on Xtandi..It seems the drug was developed and patented by publicly supported cancer researchers who then, perhaps illegally, sold the patent to Astellas.
Meanwhile, another company, Chugai Pharma, controlled by Hoffman-La Roche, has been issued U.S. patents on the same drug, enzalutamide..The link is to an article that discloses all the backstage wheeling and dealing..seekingalpha.com/article/3174446-chugai-pharma-appears-to-own-u-s-japan-and-eu-patent-rights-to-medivations-xtandi
Faust, the PAN foundation (set up and run by the drug companies) can and will cover your copays if they are a burden to you..The link is below../www.panfoundation.org/index.php/en/
Age now 74 . Diagnosed G-9 6/2010
RALP Sept 3 2010, pos margin, one pos vesicle nodes neg. Post Op PSA 0.9 SRT, HT. 2-15-'11 PSA <0.1 10/'11, <0.1 2/12, <0.1, 4/12 <0.1, 9/12, 0.8 3/13, 0.5 6/13, 1.1, back on HT. 5/16 stay the course, Lupron, Zytiga, PSA <0.1
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