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A Deep-dive Into Specialty Pharma

A specialty drug is a class of prescription medications used to treat complex, chronic or rare medical conditions. Although this classification was originally intended to define the treatment of rare, also termed “orphan” diseases, affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the US, more recently, specialty drugs have emerged as the cornerstone of treatment for chronic and complex diseases such as cancer, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.

A Connecticut teen is being forced to undergo chemotherapy against her will

After 17-year-old Cassandra in Connecticut was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, cancer of the lymph system, she decided to refuse chemotherapy treatment against her doctors recommendations. But now she’s being forced to undergo treatment against her will. Doctors reported Cassandra’s single mother Jackie Fortin for neglect, which led to a court giving the state Department […]