It looks like Pradaxa (dabigatran) will cost about $237 a month at the drugstore counter. A Boehringer Ingelheim representative told CardioBrief that the wholesale acquisition cost (WAC) of the drug will be $6.75 per day for 2 pills. The price will apply to both the 150 mg and the 75 mg capsules. According to knowledgeable experts, the retail cost of drugs at the pharmacy is typically 17% over the WAC. The retail price of Pradaxa is therefore likely to be $7.90 per day, or $237 per month.
The BI spokesman also said the company was “in active discussions with various insurance companies, including those who provide benefits under Medicare part D, about formulary coverage for Pradaxa. We expect PRADAXA to be reimbursed at a co-pay level similar to other preferred branded products.”