The Orphan Drug Machine

Timeline: The Orphan Drug Act

Follow the twists and turns of the orphan drug industry over the past three decades. Key moments in the history of orphan drugs range from a pivotal TV show to the AIDS crisis and a private meeting in a bathroom on Capitol Hill.

 

Timeline Contributors: Emily Kopp, Sydney Lupkin, Sarah Jane Tribble and Lydia Zuraw

KHN’s coverage of prescription drug development, costs and pricing is supported in part by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

Categories: Cost and Quality, Health Industry, Multimedia, Pharmaceuticals

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