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How much is a bottle of Lenin? Why is China's Lenin more expensive than India?

Recently, everyone has been discussing "I'm not the God of medicine". I'm curious about what kind of medicine is India's Lenin? How much is a box of Lenin? Why is China's price much higher than India's? How much is a box of Lenin?

What medicine is Lenin in India

As you know, "I'm not the God of medicine" is a prototype. The real treatment of leukemia is Gleevec. Gleevec (imatinib mesylate tablets): used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia (Ph + CML) in the chronic, accelerated or cataclysmic stage; adult patients with malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) that can't be removed and / or metastasized.

How much is a box for Lenin

According to the data, one box of Gleevec is 24000 yuan, one box a month, and the average cost is 800 yuan a day. Therefore, many people choose Indian generic drugs with a price difference of nearly 100 times.

Lu Yong, who is also a CML patient, was charged with helping patients buy Indian drugs. 'one box of imported Gleevec is 20000 yuan, and the Indian medicine is only more than 200 yuan. Moreover, I have been taking Indian medicine myself, and my body indexes are well controlled. "Said Lu Yong.

Why is life-saving Gleevec so expensive?

Industry insiders said that the high R & D cost is an important reason for the high price of patented drugs. It is said that the R & D of a new drug often costs more than US $1 billion. Therefore, in order to encourage the innovation of pharmaceutical companies, all countries have implemented independent pricing rights for patented drugs, so that pharmaceutical companies can recover costs and profits before the patent period, which requires high price support.

But then all of this was solved. Not only did the drug price drop, it was also included in the medical insurance.