Companies look for profit in orphan drugs

Thompson, Cheryl A.
November 2010
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;11/15/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 22, p1892
Academic Journal
The article focuses on several pharmaceutical companies and their initiatives related to the development and commercialization of orphan drugs. It says that GlaxoSmithKline established a unit that specializes in drugs for rare diseases. It states that Pfizer Inc. formed the Orphan and Genetic Diseases Research Unit in addition to its specialty care business unit focusing on orphan drugs. It also mentions that Amicus Therapeutics Inc. is engaged in developing drugs for uncommon diseases.


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