UCLA researchers estimated annual spending of $2 billion for a low-end estimate of 86,000 patients receiving Leqembi, and $5.1 billion if around 216,000 eligible patients were treated with the drug.

The federal agency granted accelerated approval for Tafinlar (dabrafenib) + Mekinist (trametinib) for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients 6 years of age and older with unresectable or metastatic solid tumors with BRAF V600E mutation who have progressed following prior treatment and have no other treatment options.