Good point. The injection won the accelerated FDA approval because it treats an incurable disease and the drug showed patients responded to the drug after failing on other treatments. "As a result of close collaboration among the company, the National Cancer Institute, and FDA in the development and review of the drug, FDA was able to make this novel therapy available sooner to help many thousands of patients suffering from multiple myeloma," said FDA Commissioner Dr. Mark B. McClellan.
BTW just 45,000 people in the U.S have the disease and 14,600 new cases will be diagnosed this year. Now think haw many suffer from Lupus.