09-21-2011, 12:17 PM
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| | Re: Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX)
Originally Posted by Michael Scally MD
I like VRTX. It should hold most of the HCV market while we wait on VRUS. That is close to $1 BILLION PER YEAR!!!
Are orphan drugs typically profitable? I know there is typically not a huge market for them, but I also tend to think that works as kind of a double edged sword as they are usually expensive and there are no competitors. I am referring to the cystic fibrosis meds they have in development.