Rare Diseases

Million Dollar Med$ explores the complicated issue of rare disease medications

Last Monday marked both the ninth annual Rare Disease Day and the launch of a UBC journalism project that shines light on the issue of access to medications for rare diseases.

A joint initiative by UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Graduate School of Journalism, Million Dollar Med$ brings patients with rare diseases, physicians, government officials and other stakeholders into the conversation. Rather than putting together a traditional documentary, the team opted to produce a web portal with a library of video clips that can continue to be expanded.

Click here to read the full article from the March 7, 2016 edition of The Ubyssey