After being on Zytiga for the past 5 months, my latest 30 day delivery arrived today. Instead of receiving the Janssen product, I got the generic version produced by Apotex. I checked my plan info, and found that the $10,200 monthly retail cost for Janssen is $8,300 for Apotex version. Thankfully, my out of pocket is $0.
I thought that the generic would have been a lot cheaper, but clearly not in this case.
Walgreens quoted me generic at $3500...my medical center pharmacy said $4500. With generics just coming on the market it will be a while before prices settle down. Lawsuits have started to be filed against generic manufacturers alleging they see the market as a big “sandbox” and collude with each other to play in it and carve up the market. Google generic drug lawsuits and you should find some recent articles. Generic is being spelled GREED.