Orphan Drugs for Rare Diseases : Top Ten Most Expensive Drugs in USA

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Orphan Drugs for Rare Diseases - Top Ten Most Expensive Drugs in the USA
Orphan Drugs for Rare Diseases – Top Ten Most Expensive Drugs in the USA

Drugs are expensive. Thousands of people take drugs that cost from $50,000 to $100,000 per year, such as the cancer drugs Provenge and Avastin and the medication for multiple sclerosis, Lemtrade. But a much smaller number of people have rare conditions that require lifesaving drugs whose prices are astronomical—up to $400,000 per year, prices that may reflect the cost of developing the medication.

A rare or orphan disease is a condition affecting 200,000 or fewer individuals in the United States. Rare diseases once were the neglected stepchild of drug makers, who wanted medicines they could sell to millions of patients. Today, conditions afflicting far smaller numbers are seeing booming interest from the industry. And more companies are taking advantage of grants, tax credits and other incentives of the Orphan Drug Act passed in 1983. In the…

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