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Journal Review: A crisis in US drug pricing: Consequences for patients with neuromuscular diseases, physicians and society, part 1
Journal Review: A crisis in US drug pricing: Consequences for patients with neuromuscular diseases, physicians and society, part 1
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Drug prices in the United States have reached astounding heights, negatively impacting patients and society. The vast majority of prescription drug spending is on brand name drugs, which are protected from typical market pressures by FDA exclu-sivity and intellectual property patents. Drugs to treat “orphan” diseases, of particular relevance to neuromuscular clinicians, are some of the most expensive in all of medi-cine. The Orphan Drug Act's original intent was to incentivize the creation of drugs that would otherwise provide little economic payoff. While it has facilitated incredi-ble, life-changing drugs for our patients, it has also become a source of abuse. Many expensive drugs approved under the Orphan Drug Act were previously available for compassionate use or for another indication at much lower prices. As patients increasingly face high drug prices, it is important for clinicians to understand a drug's risk for inducing financial toxicity, as the financial and emotional consequences of an overpriced low-value drug may outweigh its intended benefit.



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