Annual average cost of orphan drugs per patient 2014-2018

This statistic displays the average cost per patient using orphan drugs per year in the U.S. from 2014 to 2018. In 2014, patients using orphan drugs accumulated average yearly costs of 128,063 U.S. dollars. Orphan drugs are used to target rare diseases or disorders, which in the United States is defined as less than 200,000 patients. The development of orphan drugs are currently incentivized in the United States through the Orphan Drug Act of 1983.

Average annual cost of orphan drugs per patient from 2014 to 2018 (in U.S. dollars)*

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Release date

April 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Including the top 100 products.
* Products that have orphan and non-orphan drug designations and are expected to generate less than 50% of their sales in 2018 and 2024 from their orphan-designated indication/s, are excluded from this statistic. This has led to the exclusion of therapies such as Avastin, Opdivo, Enbrel, Herceptin, Humira and Remicade.

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