Blue Promise: Orphan Drugs

When a disease is not wide spread, it may be treated by an “orphan drug.”

“Orphan drugs” are usually expensive because they are especially designed to treat rare illnesses or diseases. But what happens when orphan drugs are used for a common condition for which they weren’t originally created?  Dr. Dan McCoy and Dr. Leslie Weisburg discuss the sensitive topic in this Blue Promise.

Blue Promise is an online video blog that aims to address complicated health issues with candid conversations from subject matter experts. New editions are published regularly and are hosted by Dr. Dan McCoy, President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.


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