Gene therapies are physically out of reach for many patients, on top of their cost, according to a new PwC Health Research Institute report.
Why it matters: This further exacerbates the rural-urban divide in access to care.
By the numbers: The report looks at 4 treatments approved in the U.S. In 13 states, none of the 4 treatments were available, as of July. And there are only 5 zip codes nationwide in which all 4 are available.
Between the lines: These treatments can be prohibitively expensive even for patients with access to them.