High Prices For Orphan Drugs Strain Families And Insurers
Before Luke Whitbeck began taking a $300,000-a-year drug, the 2-year-old's health was inexplicably failing.
A pale boy with enormous eyes, Luke frequently ran high fevers, tired easily and was skinny all over, except his belly stuck out like a bowling ball.
"What does your medicine do for you?" Luke's mother, Meg, asked after his weekly drug treatment recently.