Thursday, June 21, 2018

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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New FDA ‘Rare Disease’ Division Being Proposed to U.S. House Committee on Appropriations

May 22, 2010 by  
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The Kakkis Every Life Foundation is leading the effort to request $10 million in the fiscal year 2011 Ag-Rural Development-FDA Appropriations bill directing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to establish a new review division for Biochemical and Genetic Diseases within the Center for Drug Evaluation Research (CDER), Office of New Drugs. A letter from [...]

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