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NYIT in the Media
Jun 05 2013

Expensive Yet Effective: The Dilemma with Biologic Drugs

"To some extent, health care is becoming a commodity where, basically, if you can afford it, then you can have it," says Brian Harper, M.D., medical director, Academic Health Care Center of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Newsday (subscription required). Biologic drugs, those made through special biological processes or even manufactured using patients' cells, are expensive but often very effective. Adds Harper: "From my perspective as a physician, I feel a patient in need should have whatever medicine is required."