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Specialty drugs: a distinctly American phenomenon

Naci, Huseyin and Kesselheim, Aaron S. (2020) Specialty drugs: a distinctly American phenomenon. New England Journal of Medicine, 382 (23). 2179 - 2181. ISSN 0028-4793

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Identification Number: 10.1056/NEJMp1909513


Various stakeholders in the pharmaceutical supply chain assign the specialty label to drugs on the basis of a combination of several unrelated factors, including whether a drug treats a rare condition. But the single most common feature of specialty drugs is high cost.

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Additional Information: © 2020 Massachusetts Medical Society
Divisions: Health Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2020 15:21
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2024 04:09

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