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Table 1 Price of selected essential medicines and cost of production [52,53,54]

From: Data exclusivity exceptions and compulsory licensing to promote generic medicines in the European Union: A proposal for greater coherence in European pharmaceutical legislation

Medicine Originator price intro US Cost of production
Tuberculosis
 Bedaquiline $ 30000 ( 6 month) $ 48–101
Hepatitis C
 Sofosbuvir (SOF) $ 84000 (12 week) $68–136
 SOF + ledipasvir $ 95000 (12 weeks) $ 193
 Simeprevir $ 66360 (12 weeks) $130–270
 Daclatasvir $ 63000 (12 weeks) $10–30
Cancer
 Imatinib $ 30000–$100000 (1y) $ 119–159
 Trastuzumab $54000 (1 y) $ 242