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Company Offers $1 Competitor to Turing's Daraprim

Source: San Diego Tribune

Oct 23, 2015

San Diego biotech Imprimis Pharmaceuticals has introduced a competitor to Turing Pharmaceuticals' $750 a capsule Daraprim.

Imprimis' $1 version is a combination of pyrimethamine along with another generic, leucovorin, a form of folic acid.

Imprimis' substitute drug is a customized formulation that can be used to treat toxoplasmosis. The formulation is not FDA-approved, thus can legally only be sold through a doctor's prescription to a specific individual. The specific ingredients are FDA-approved and the compounding operations are FDA-inspected.

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