News| Volume 20, ISSUE 4, P16, May 01, 2019

# Comment on: New Influenza Drug Brings New Promise

## Editor’s Note

For the treatment of influenza, a full course of therapy ranges in price and is approximately the following, based on recent www.goodrx.com pricing (as of April 5, 2019). When comparing the prices of these agents, note that they will vary depending on dosage form, age, weight, renal function, and other factors for the patient.
• Baloxavir marboxil (Xofluza), $156 • Oseltamivir (generic Tamiflu, 30 and 75 mg capsules),$52
• Zanamivir (Relenza), $65 • Peramivir (Rapivab),$317
Many factors need to be considered before choosing the best therapy for an individual patient, but price alone should never be the reason for the final decision.