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Lilly COVID-19 Antibody Treatment Would Come With Hefty Infusion Costs : Shots – Health News – NPR

The federal government plans to distribute 300,000 doses of the drug at no cost, but that doesn’t mean treatment will be free. Intravenous infusion charges can…

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An Eli Lilly researcher tests possible COVID-19 antibodies in a laboratory in Indianapolis.
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Eli Lilly has struck a deal with the federal government to provide 300,000 doses of a drug that’s designed to keep people infected with COVID-19 out of the hospital. The cost per dose: $1,250.
The federal government plans to distribute the 300,000 doses at no cost, but that doesn’t mean treatment will be free.
The Lilly drug, a type of monoclonal antibody, is given by intravenous infusion….

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