Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Wardens of the Orphanage

...the other NYTimes article on Cerezyme concerned Genzyme's cultivation of relationships with the small Gaucher's disease population.  The article described Genzyme as employing a staff of 50 to help patients negotiate insurance coverage for their products.  Genzyme has also established treatment centers and built a stable of Gaucher's specialists.  Said one Gaucher's specialist, Genzyme has "monopoloized the disease itself, not just the medicine."  (image credit: George Cruikshank, c. 1837)

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