Costs Archives - Healing Genes

Legislation to Help Diagnose Children with Rare Diseases Introduced

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Doug Jones (D-AL), Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced bipartisan legislation to help thousands of children with rare diseases receive a diagnosis and proper treatment more quickly. Children with rare diseases face a “diagnostic odyssey” that typically lasts...

Novartis plans to give away world’s costliest therapy to some patients

Novartis aims to give away 100 doses of its $2.1 million-per-patient Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in 2020 in a free-drug program that one patient group worried was a “health lottery” that could neglect some babies. Starting Jan. 2, Novartis’s AveXis unit which developed Zolgensma...