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BIO 2015 Dispatches: Can Expanding FDA's 'Breakthrough' Program Be An Answer To High Drug Costs?

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America's Health Insurance Plans interim CEO Dan Durham says taking an indication-based approach, rather than the current product-specific approach, to awarding the designation would allow later-in-class products to reach market more quickly and help drive down the high cost of novel treatments approved under the expedited pathway.

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