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Cancer Patients to Be Reimbursed for Drugs

Cancer Patients to Be Reimbursed for Drugs

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(KSL News) -- Utah cancer patients who have been paying too much for chemotherapy drugs can now get reimbursed.

A settlement between big drug company Bristol-Myers Squibb and the attorneys general in all 50 states was announced July 24th.

States went after the drug maker because they believed the company had artificially inflated the cost of the cancer drug Taxol by preventing cheaper generic versions from reaching the market.

Bristol Myers has agreed to a 62.5 million dollar settlement.

Each cancer patient who paid for all or part of their prescriptions between January of 1999 and February 2003 can be eligible.

Individuals can get between 400 dollars and 26-hundred dollars.

You can get a claims form by calling 800-659-7609.

Taxol is the drug is used to treat breast, ovarian and other cancers.

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