Rare disease drugs can be costly; here are ways to ease the financial burden

Innovative treatments often come at a high cost, with many patients requiring some form of financial help to be able to afford them. — Axios

The number of rare diseases in the world is often quoted as ranging from 5,000 to 8,000.

Some people or organisations come down more firmly on the figure of 7,000, but in its The Power of Being Counted report, published last May (2022), US non-profit organisation Rare-X estimated that there are 10,867 rare diseases globally.

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