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Drug Info J 1996 Jan;30(1):29-34

Orphan Drug Development Update

Haffner ME


This paper provides an update on orphan product development since the passage of the Orphan Drug Act in 1983. The number of drugs approved and marketed to treat rare diseases and disorders has increased substantially since passage of the act, despite their limited commercial value. Implementation of this legislation continues to evolve to fit changing trends, but by all measures the Orphan Drug Act has been an immense success.

Category: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1177/009286159603000104
Includes FDA Authors from Scientific Area(s): Women's Health
Entry Created: 2012-10-28