Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Orphan Drug Act – A Collosal Failure Considering Rare Disease Drug Statistics

May 23, 2010 by  
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For the past week, I have been obsessing over rare disease statistics ever since it was published that 80% of all rare diseases are ‘ultra orphans’ – affecting 6,000 people per disease state or less – and only 15% of all rare disease drug applications filed with the FDA are for ‘ultra orphans.’ Yesterday, I [...]

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Guidelines To Write and Submit an Orphan Drug Application For A Rare Disease

March 17, 2010 by  
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While working on our orphan drug application for Cyclodextrin for the treatment of Niemann Pick Type C disease, I searched the Internet looking for examples of an actual orphan drug application that was filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Not surprisingly, I could not find any ‘real applications’ that could be used as [...]

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FDAs Orphan Drug Workshop Featured in Wall Street Journal – Push To Cure Rare Diseases

March 10, 2010 by  
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Below is a story that ran in today’s Wall Street Journal (Page A 3) on the FDA workshop I attended a few week ago at the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, CA.  We filed an orphan drug application for Cyclodextrin for the treatment of Niemann Pick Type C disease, an ultra rare cholesterol disease that [...]

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FDA and EMA Forge Rare Disease Collaboration; Announcement Coincides with World Rare Disease Day 2010

February 28, 2010 by  
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In recognition of World Rare Disease Day 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced that they will collaborate together and now accept a single annual report from sponsors with an orphan drug designation for rare medical conditions. The joint announcement was made by Dr. Timothy Cote, director [...]

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