blockbuster orphan drug

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blockbuster orphan drug

PHARMACOLOGY

Definition A drug that was originally developed to treat an orphan disease, which can also be used to treat a non-orphan disease, allowing the pharmaceutical company to sell high volumes of the drug, but still charge orphan drug prices.

Examples

• Alglucerase–Ceredase

• Erythropoietin–Epogen

• Human growth hormone–Humatrope, Protropin

• Pentamidine aerosol–Nebupent

• Selegiline–Eldepryl.

Reference http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/16219232-coloradodolan/2228532-will-catalyst-continue-rising-and-become-the-next-hot-orphan-drug-stock

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