Incentives for Rare Diseases: the Right Healthcare Priorities?
In “Funding the Cure: But For Whom?” segment, Drug Pricing Lab’s Dr. Peter Bach joins Innovation Hub Radio by WGBH to discuss how incentives provided through policies have rewarded innovation for rare drugs and whether these are the right national healthcare priorities today. These rewards for rare diseases have proven to be effective as more resources are directed toward developing gene therapies for orphan indications at the expense of potentially advancing treatment for America’s largest killers, like heart disease or decreasing patient out-of-pocket costs.
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Dr. Bach presents at the STAT Summit in November 2019:
View our work describing the pharmaceutical drug reward system and various federal policies’ effects on the rewards and incentives for drug development here.