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Are you paying for one of these most expensive drugs in Oregon?

Big profits for big pharmaThe Oregon Division of Financial Regulation just announced the top 25 prescription drugs that “contribute the most to annual spending by health insurance companies” as reported by The Oregonian.

The state released the list in order to highlight the drug transparency program, which was passed in 2018 to increase transparency regarding prescription drug costs and prices from pharmaceutical manufacturers.

“They provide a first step to transparency for Oregonians,” Insurance Commissioner Andrew Stolfi told The Oregonian. Stolfi continued, “and help all of us better understand which prescription drugs affect health care costs.”

Here are the top 25 most expensive drugs in the state as listed by The Oregonian:

25. Novolog – Prescribed for diabetes and manufactured by Novo Nordisk – $561.65 with a coupon at Costco for one carton of five flexpens.

24. Humalog – Prescribed for diabetes and manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company – $126.45 with a coupon at Walgreens for five kwikpens.

23. Opdivo – Prescribed for melanoma and manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb – $2,147.86 with a coupon at Costco for two vials.

22. Epclusa – Prescribed for Hepatitis C and manufactured by Gilead – $3,639.60 with a coupon at Walgreens for one dose pack of 28 tablets.

21. Triumeq – Prescribed for HIV and manufactured by ViiV Healthcare/GSK/Pfizer/Shionogi – $2,868.86 with a coupon at Costco for 30 tablets.

20. Ocrevus – Prescribed for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and manufactured by Genentech/Roche Holding AG – $16,973.50 for 10 ml of intravenous solution.

19. Odefsey – Prescribed for HIV and manufactured by Gilead – $2,792.40 with a coupon at Costco for 30 tablets.

18. Basaglar – Prescribed for melanoma and other cancers and manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company – $250.91 with a discount at Walmart.

17. Perjeta – Prescribed for breast cancer and manufactured by Genentech/Roche Holding AG – $5,372.43 for 14 ml of intravenous solution.

16. Keytruda – Prescribed for melanoma and other cancers and manufactured by Merck – $6,513.79 with a coupon at Costco for three vials.

15. Soliris – Prescribed for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (anemia) and manufactured by Alexion – $6,818.51 for 30 ml of intravenous solution.

14. Copaxone – Prescribed for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and manufactured by Teva – $1,953.29 with a coupon at Walmart for one carton of 30 syringes.

13. Revlimid – Prescribed for bone marrow cancer and manufactured by Celgene – $21,050.26 for 28 2.5 mg oral capsules

12. Neulasta – Prescribed anti-infective for chemotherapy and manufactured by Amgen – $6,177.14 with a coupon at Costco for one syringe 6mg.

11. Tysabri – Prescribed for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and manufactured by Biogen – $6,919.95 for 30 mg of intravenous concentrate.

10. Genvoya – Prescribed for HIV and manufactured by Gilead – $3,067.50 with a coupon at Costco for 30 tablets.

9. Cosentyx – Prescribed for plaque psoriasis and manufactured by Novartis – $5,135.51 with a coupon at Costco for one carton of two sensoready pens.

8. Rituxan – Prescribed for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and manufactured by Genentech/Roche Holding AG & Biogen – $989.36 for 10 mg of intravenous solution.

7. Herceptin – Prescribed for breast cancer and manufactured by Genentech/Roche Holding AG – $1,635.49 for one powder injection of 150 mg.

6. Remicade – Prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s Disease and plaque psoriasis and manufactured by Janssen Biotech/J&J – $5,789.09 with a coupon at Costco for five vials.

5. Stelara – Prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s Disease and plaque psoriasis and manufactured by Janssen Biotech/J&J – $21,792.94 with a coupon at Costco.

4. Truvada – Prescribed for HIV and manufactured by Gilead – $1,748.72 with a coupon at Costco for one carton containing four sureclicks.

3. Tecfidera – Prescribed for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and manufactured by Biogen – $1,910.46 for 120 mg or 14 delayed-release capsules.

2. Enbrel – Prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s Disease and plaque psoriasis and manufactured by Amgen – $5,130.76 with a coupon at Costco for one carton containing four sureclicks.

1. Humira – Prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s Disease and plaque psoriasis and manufactured by Abbvie – $5,130.76 with a coupon at Costco for one carton containing two pens.