Numbers Don’t Add Up – Only 347 New Drugs Approved By FDA For 30 Million Americans With Rare Disease in Past 25 Years?
When it comes to finding Rare Disease statistics, the same old statistics and facts keep popping up again and again. I realize data is difficult to gather on 7000 different rare diseases that afflict 30 million Americans but it’s frustrating that sports teams and Wall Street have more comprehensive statistics when millions of people across [...]
On February 25-26, 2010, I will be attending the inaugural FDA Build-an-Orphan-Drug-Workshop hosted by the Center for Rare Disease Therapies at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, Calif. FDA agency experts will be on hand to provide guidance on applying for orphan drug designation. I will be attending the workshop with Dr. Ron Browne, hired [...]
Denim Blue Jeans Ribbon To Symbolize Rare Disease Awareness; New Campaign of Jeans and Genes A Perfect Fit!
The Rare Disease community now has a powerful and universal new symbol to rally around — a blue jeans denim ribbon created by the Global Genes Project and the Children’s Rare Disease Network. The worldwide initiative lauched today and is focused on raising awareness for millions of children living with rare and debilitating diseases like Addi and [...]
World Rare Disease Day 2010 will be held on February 28. Please join the Global Genes Project to help raise awareness for Rare Diseases of all types by wearing denim on Feb. 28 or holding an event in your local area to raise money for your favorite Rare Disease charity (my party will be to [...]