Companies look for profit in orphan drugs
- Spare a thought for â€œorphanâ€ drugs. Brooks, Michael // New Statesman;2/27/2015, p18
The article looks at orphan drugs, or drugs developed to treat rare diseases. The author lauds policies in Europe and the U.S. to spur the development of orphan drugs by subsidizing research on them but says their high cost can make it difficult to provide them to patients once developed. Topics...
- PhRMA beats Obama administration again in 340B battle. Schencker, Lisa // Modern Healthcare;10/19/2015 THE BEST PLACES TO WORK IN HEALTHCARE, Vol. 45 Issue
The article reports on the decision by a federal judge to reject the policy by the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama to provide rural and cancer hospitals discounts on orphan drugs. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has filed a lawsuit twice over the Department...
- Time to revisit the orphan drug law. Garattini, Silvio // European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology;Feb2012, Vol. 68 Issue 2, p113
The author reflects on an orphan drug law which was approved by the European Parliament to encourage pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs for approximately 7,000 rare diseases awaiting a therapy. The author suggests that while drugs are costly to develop, there is no doubt that...
- European policies on orphan diseases and drugs stimulate drug development, but could be improved. // Drugs & Therapy Perspectives;May2011, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p24
The EU implemented policies specifically designed to stimulate the development of drugs for the treatment of orphan diseases. However, the current system used to make decisions on orphan designation has several limitations. Policies relating to the treatment of orphan diseases require a...
- Hope for Orphan Drugs in Act. // Pharmaceutical Representative;Jul2011, Vol. 41 Issue 7, p8
The article discusses the Creating Hope Act of 2011 intended for rare and pediatric orphan diseases in the U.S.
- Policymaking for Orphan Drugs and Its Challenges. Rhee, Taeho Greg // AMA Journal of Ethics;Aug2015, Vol. 17 Issue 8, p776
The article discusses policymaking for drugs and biologics for rare diseases or conditions, also known as orphan drugs, Orphan Drug Act (ODA) successes such as increased diversity of orphan drugs, and issues not addressed by ODA like high medication costs affecting accessibility.
- Will crowdfunding and general solicitation spur orphan drug development for biotechs? Loucks, David // Formulary;Oct2013, Vol. 48 Issue 10, p343
The article presents information on the efforts of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to enhance orphan drug development. It states that FDA has offered many incentives to biotech firms to motivate them to increase the production of orphan drugs. It also discusses the benefits of equity...
- WEEK IN WASHINGTON. // BioWorld Insight;8/29/2011, Vol. 19 Issue 35, p6
The article offers news briefs related to pharmaceutical industry in the U.S. including the conflict of interest rules released by the National Institute of Health (NIH) for lower reporting threshold, the strategic plan released by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) for regulatory science,...
- World News & Analysis. Gopal, Kevin // Pharmaceutical Executive;Jan2000, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p36
Presents an overview of critical news in the pharmaceutical industry of the world as of January 2000. Regent Laboratories' regaining of its license; Establishment of a panel to advise Great Britain's Medicines Control Agency; Status of the European Union's legislation on orphan drugs.