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Amylyx ALS drug draws criticism over $158,000 price tag

October 3, 2022


Amylyx Pharmaceuticals’ Relyvrio – a new treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) approved by the FDA on Thursday, after review of the data from its phase 2 trial – was the next day set at a list price of $158,000 per year in the US, sparking outcry.

The third ALS treatment to be given FDA approval, following Mitsubishi Tanabe’s Radicava ($170,000 per year) and generic drug riluzole – Relyvrio is priced at around $12,500 per 28-day prescription.

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