How much do orphan drugs cost? – Healthcare Economist

The reply is supplied in a latest white paper by Pearson, Schapiro and Pearson (2022). They use IQVIA data via 2020 throughout 389 medication treating 1.8 million people. The examine finds that whereas 5% of medication with an orphan indication price greater than $500,000 per yr, these medication make up solely 0.08% of all sufferers handled by medication with an orphan indication. The bulk (52%) of sufferers who obtain remedy an orphan drug get the remedy for <$50,000.

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