CLL Has Many Effective Drugs, And Costs Are Expected to Rise

Among the different forms of leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is one of the most common in adults. The FDA has approved multiple treatments for the condition, making it a potential target of value-based contracts — assuming manufacturers would be amenable to such deals.

According to the American Cancer Society, about one-quarter of new leukemia cases are CLL, which is one of the more than 60 subtypes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Angela Maas

Angela has an extensive background of editing, reporting and writing for trade and consumer publications. She has written Radar on Specialty Pharmacy (formerly called Specialty Pharmacy News) since she joined AIS Health in 2005 and has broad knowledge of the various issues at play within the space. Before joining AIS Health, she was managing editor at Employee Benefit News and Employee Benefit News Canada and managing editor at HemAware (a hemophilia publication), Lupus Living and Momentum (a multiple sclerosis publication). She has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in British literature from Arizona State University.

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