Patient Advocate Says Novartis' $475,000 Breakthrough Should Cost Just $160,000

David Mitchell, 67, says he ’s sure that Novartis’ Kymriah is a breakthrough medicine, and that he will need a similar medicine to treat his own blood cancer. He’s sure of something else, too: Novartis is charging too much.
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