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Video: Former U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman Shares Deep Concerns About Orphan Drugs

Former U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman spoke with KHN reporter Sarah Jane Tribble about how the orphan drug program helps patients but can be abused by drugmakers seeking profits.

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