Provenge's market is no where near the size of Belviq's. 110,000,000 obese defined as 30% or higher BMI... The old diet and exercise has not worked for any of them and obesity is going up. Surgery is to evasive and I for one have been against it for anyone....
200 bucks a month to get healthy for 2 years. 100,000 for 3 treatments that give you a small chance to extend your life for a few more years.... Hmmmmmm... not the same thing.
and it was also far too expensive relative to it's effectiveness to be a big success. This is a very different situation - not just new and novel, but easily worth the price of a prescription, vastly larger market, etc.
I sold my DNDN over $50
provenge is a different animal..cost of over 90k per year for a few months of life extention...Belviq helps one lose weight and has diabetic benefits at 225 per month with up to 50% insurance coverage by YE per Eisai