EvaluatePharma Orphan Drug Report 2018

Report Highlights

  • Worldwide orphan drug sales are forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 11% from 2018-2024
  • The mean price of the top 100 USA orphan drugs is expected to grow at an annual rate of 5.2%
  • Revlimid forecasted to be the USA’s top selling orphan drug in 2024
  • Soliris generated the highest USA revenue per patient for orphan drugs in 2017
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Our 2018 Orphan Drug Report shows continuing unmet medical need is set to fuel the growth of the worldwide orphan drug market with sales predicted to grow at over 11% a year to $262bn by 2024. By 2024, orphan drugs will represent over a fifth of the worldwide prescription market.

Despite a slowdown in pricing, the report shows that the mean cost per patient per year still managed to hit $147,308 in 2017, more than four times the mean cost for non-orphan drugs at $30,708. 

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