Novartis Exec: Golden Age Of Generic Biotech Drugs Is Coming « The Science Business – Forbes.com

This, biologics — which are terribly expensive, even with insurance — becoming available as generics, could be a huge deal.

Novartis Exec: Golden Age Of Generic Biotech Drugs Is Coming « The Science Business – Forbes.com.

I’ve been on three different insurance plans (one: Dad’s stellar insurance; two: my own decent insurance with one company; three: mediocre at best insurance) and the cost of the biologics has varied dramatically, from a doctor’s office co-pay to $60 for a month’s supply to $200 for a month’s supply. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see whether the FDA will allow for the creation of generics for Enbrel or Humira or any of the others.

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