Rare Diseases

High drug prices for rare diseases subject of UBC journalism project

Million Dollar Meds aims to find why drugs for such diseases are expensive and what can be done

A new UBC reporting project is investigating why Canadians who suffer from rare diseases sometimes pay thousands or even millions of dollars a year on treatment.

Million Dollar Meds is a collaboration between UBC’s graduate school of journalism and the school’s pharmaceutical sciences department and is looking at why costs are so high and how those costs could be alleviated.

Click here to read the full article from the February 29, 2016 edition of The Early Edition, CBC News