Written by Jennifer Huron on January 11, 2017
Washington, D.C., January 11, 2017—Data released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) show that 9 of the 22 new medications approved in 2016, or 41 percent, are orphan drugs to treat rare diseases.
“The percentage of orphan drugs approved in recent years by FDA remains high and this is welcome news for the 30… Read More
Written by Jennifer Huron on January 4, 2016
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today it approved 21 new orphan drugs to treat rare diseases in 2015, nearly half (47 percent) of all novel new drugs approved for the year. This is the second consecutive year… Read More
Written by Jennifer Huron on July 23, 2015
The following statement was issued by Peter L. Saltonstall, President and CEO of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), on today’s announcement that Jonathan C. Goldsmith, MD, FACP, will lead the Rare Diseases Program in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) Office of New Drugs at the… Read More