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Medicare Will Not Cover Avastin

Posted on Jan 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

January 7, 2011 — 12:04pm ET | By Tracy Staton The fallout continues from the FDA’s decision to pull Avastin’s breast cancer approval. Starting Jan. 29, a Medicare coverage contractor will stop paying for the drug when it is used in breast cancer patients, the New York Times reports. It’s the first official repercussion from the FDA’s ruling that Avastin’s benefits to breast cancer patients were too small to outweigh the risks. The decision covers patients in South Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia, California, Nevada and Hawaii, Roche’s Genentech told the...

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