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LOMUSTINE is a chemotherapy drug. It interferes with the growth of rapidly growing cells like cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat brain tumors and Hodgkin's disease. Compare alkylating drugs.

Availability: Gleostine replaces lomustine and CeeNu, which have been discontinued by the manufacturer. Learn More

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Drug Makers Keep Promises to Limit Price Increases to 10% — But Barely

Jeroen van Meijgaard - August 01, 2018

As outrage over high drug prices has intensified over the past several years, drug companies took what seemed like a bold stand at the time: They would keep price increases below 10% annually. For the most part, they have kept their promise—but they’ve pushed the price hikes to the limit, with a burst of price hikes between 9% and 10% since the end of January 2018.

Four companies officially pledged to limit their price increases: AbbVie, Allergan, Novo Nordisk, and Valeant according to the non-profit organization Public Citizen. See More

Why Was There a 500% Price Increase on Cancer Treatment Lomustine?

Tori Marsh - June 12, 2017

Yet another brand-name drug manufacturer is dramatically raising their prices.

In recent years, we’ve seen numerous cases of manufacturers increasing brand drug prices at an astronomical rate without any reasonable explanation. The makers of life-saving drugs like EpiPen (epinephrine), Nitropress (sodium nitroprusside), and many popular insulins have dramatically increased prices, causing some patients to go without treatment or turn to the black market. See More

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