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Total number of orphan drug designation decisions that resulted in orphan designation in the month

Dictionary: Review: The review of an application (original or amended) that is completed and the decision rendered during the indicated month. The decision can be (1) the designation is given, (2) the designation is denied, or (3) the designation decision is on hold awaiting further information from the sponsor.

Orphan Designation: The sponsor’s product, which is described in the designation application along with the rare disease or condition the product treats, meets the regulatory criteria for an orphan designation, which allows the sponsor to take advantage of special incentives provided by the 1983 Orphan Drug Act and subsequent amendments.

Information is current as of September 30, 2013.

Fiscal Year - 2012

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A14
Nov 2011N/A8
Dec 2011N/A17
Jan 2012N/A8
Feb 2012N/A17
Mar 2012N/A22
Apr 2012N/A11
May 2012N/A8
Jun 2012N/A14
Jul 2012N/A31
Aug 2012N/A9
Sep 2012N/A25

FY 2012 Total: 184

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Note: The data provided on this website is produced on an ongoing basis for performance management purposes and is subject to change due to updates of preliminary estimates, corrections, or other reasons. In addition, FDA may change the type or amount of data provided on this website at any time. Information marked as "Completed" may include measures and/or key projects for which activities are ongoing but no longer tracked as part of FDA-TRACK.