Orphan Drug Prices Threatened in Austerity-Minded Europe

Orphan Drug Prices Threatened in Austerity-Minded Europe

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As more medicines win approval to treat diseases that affect no more than 5 in 10,000 people, austerity-conscious governments in Europe are applying the same pressure to so-called orphan drugs that they do to widely prescribed medicines for heart disease and diabetes.