Tag Archives: Rising

Skin cancer is rising because men in particular ignore deadly warning signs

Years ago I remember making a TV documentary on Bondi beach in Australia, in blazing sunshine, asking sunbathers if they were worried about getting melanoma. The universal answer was NO. Even though there were information kiosks every few hundred yards, they stood empty as women and men soaked up the harmful rays on a beach.… Read More »

Orphan drug exclusivity resulting in on-market drug prices rising more slowly than common drugs

The seven-year market exclusivity granted to drugs designated under the Orphan Drug Act of 1983 for rare diseases is working as intended, finds a new report by the nonprofit National Organization for Rare Disorders. In most cases, orphan exclusivity did not inappropriately prevent generics and biosimilars from entering the market. Instead, the lack of generic… Read More »