--Co-Pay Program Implemented To Help Manage Out-of-Pocket Expenses
Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOR) today announced the wholesale acquisition cost (WAC) for AMPYRA(TM) (dalfampridine) Extended Release Tablets will be $1,056 per 30-day supply (60-count pill bottle), an annual cost of $12,850. AMPYRA was approved on January 22, 2010 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment to improve walking in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). This was demonstrated by an increase in walking speed. AMPYRA is expected to be available in March 2010.
Acorda is launching a comprehensive set of services to ensure broad access to AMPYRA for people with MS, including patient assistance and co-pay programs that will be open as soon as AMPYRA is commercially available.
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