FDA Sounds Warning About Rising Cancer Treatment Costs
The FDA's cancer czar says the price of drugs used to treat the disease must stop climbing.
While the Food and Drug Administration says costs have skyrocketed to more than 100-thousand dollars a year in some cases, there's nothing the agency can do to control pricing.
The median household income in the United States is only 52-thousand dollars.
Dr. Richard Pazdur spoke at the American Society Of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago over the weekend and said lawmakers, insurers and doctors will have to work together to find a solution to escalating treatment prices.