Orphan drug sales will outpace all other meds, thanks to high prices

(By Ed Silverman for STAT)

As payers continue to foot the bill for orphan drugs, sales of these rare disease treatments are forecast to grow 11 percent over the next five years — to $209 billion. And this is more than twice the expected increase in sales of all other prescription medicines, according to a new analysis. Continue reading article here…

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