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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 December 31, 2014.

Fiscal Year - 2014

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Oct 2013N/A28
Nov 2013N/A23
Dec 2013N/A21
Jan 2014N/A18
Feb 2014N/A21
Mar 2014N/A12
Apr 2014N/A28
May 2014N/A30
Jun 2014N/A27
Jul 2014N/A21
Aug 2014N/A24
Sep 2014N/A26

FY 2014 Total: 279


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.