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New Wave of Drugs Offer Hope at High Price

A new wave of drugs, known as specialty pharmaceuticals or biologics, derived from genetic engineering, offer hope to treat such illnesses as cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. However, they cost ten times as much as such current drugs as Lipitor and Prilosec, according to the Detroit Free Press.

As previously reported, the effectiveness of many of these new, hyper-expensive cancer drugs is unclear and some question whether the high cost is justified.

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Posted by: Duncan Kinder on Jul 26, 05 | 12:04 am | Profile


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