Federal and Private Roles in the Development and Provision of Alglucerase Therapy for Gaucher Disease

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This background paper describes the development of alglucerase, illustrates the role that both the Federal Government and private sector can have in making new therapies available for orphan diseases, and lays out some of the tradeoffs that can exist between developing new medical technologies and controlling health care costs.

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41 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

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United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment. October 1992.

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  • Main Title: Federal and Private Roles in the Development and Provision of Alglucerase Therapy for Gaucher Disease
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This background paper describes the development of alglucerase, illustrates the role that both the Federal Government and private sector can have in making new therapies available for orphan diseases, and lays out some of the tradeoffs that can exist between developing new medical technologies and controlling health care costs.

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41 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

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United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment. Federal and Private Roles in the Development and Provision of Alglucerase Therapy for Gaucher Disease, report, October 1992; [Washington D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39697/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.