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Orphan drug approvals rise, but high costs pose challenges for patients

Orphan drug approvals rise, but high costs pose challenges for patients

10-07-2014

Although the pace of approvals for new orphan drugs - medicines that treat relatively rare conditions…

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EU orphan designations for OPKO's clotting Factor VIIa-CTP

EU orphan designations for OPKO's clotting Factor VIIa-CTP

10-07-2014

The European Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) gave a positive opinion recommending the…

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Novo Nordisk gains FDA backing for new NovoSeven RT indication

Novo Nordisk gains FDA backing for new NovoSeven RT indication

09-07-2014

Danish diabetes care giant Novo Nordisk’s hemophilia treatment NovoSeven RT (coagulation factor VIIa…

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New Zealand proposes contestable fund for medicines for rare disorders

New Zealand proposes contestable fund for medicines for rare disorders

09-07-2014

New Zealand’s Pharmaceutical Management Agency PHARMAC will be running a commercial process to fund…

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FDA orphan status for Insys’ cannabidiol as treatment for Dravet syndrome

FDA orphan status for Insys’ cannabidiol as treatment for Dravet syndrome

03-07-2014

US specialty pharma firm Insys Therapeutics yesterday revealed that the US Food and Drug Administration…

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Added indications recommended by EMA/CHMP

Added indications recommended by EMA/CHMP

27-06-2014

Along with backing for approval for six news drugs issued at the late June meeting of the European Medicines…

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US orphan status for Insys Therapeutics’ cannabidiol for rare form of epilepsy

US orphan status for Insys Therapeutics’ cannabidiol for rare form of epilepsy

25-06-2014

US specialty pharma firm Insys Therapeutics says that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted…

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US orphan status for Mirati’s mocetinostat and Alexion’s Soliris

US orphan status for Mirati’s mocetinostat and Alexion’s Soliris

17-06-2014

USA-based Mirati Therapeutics has been granted Orphan Drug designation by the US Food and Drug Administration…

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US orphan status for EffRx’ EX404 for pediatric polycystic ovary syndrome

US orphan status for EffRx’ EX404 for pediatric polycystic ovary syndrome

11-06-2014

Swiss drug delivery specialist EffRx Pharmaceuticals says the US Food and Drug Administration has granted…

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EU approval for Janssen's Sylvant to treat patients with MCD

EU approval for Janssen's Sylvant to treat patients with MCD

08-06-2014

The European Commission (EC) has approved the use of Janssen-Cilag International's Sylvant (siltuximab)…

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US FDA grants Fast Track designation for GW Pharma’s Epidiolex in Dravet syndrome

US FDA grants Fast Track designation for GW Pharma’s Epidiolex in Dravet syndrome

06-06-2014

The US Food and Drug Administration has granted Fast Track designation to UK-based GW Pharmaceuticals’…

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CHMP changes mind on PTC Therapeutics’ Duchenne drug Translarna, giving a positive opinion

25-05-2014

In something of a surprise for PTC Therapeutics and observers, the European Medicines Agency’s advisory…

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FDA backs Janssen’s Sylvant for rare disease

24-04-2014

The US Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Biotech’s…

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US FDA clears pathway for Sarepta’s eteplirsen filing by year end

22-04-2014

US RNA-based drug developer Sarepta Therapeutics it plans to submit a New Drug Application to the US…

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Extended US market exclusivity for BioMarin's rare disease drug Kuvan

14-04-2014

US drugmaker BioMarin Pharmaceutical says that the Food and Drug Administration has granted Kuvan (sapropterin…

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EMA and Australia’s TGA collaborate in the area of orphan medicines

EMA and Australia’s TGA collaborate in the area of orphan medicines

07-04-2014

During a meeting last week at the European Medicines Agency, the EMA’s executive director, Guido Rasi,…

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Ph III study for Jakavi meets endpoint in patients with polycythemia vera

Ph III study for Jakavi meets endpoint in patients with polycythemia vera

07-03-2014

Swiss pharma major Novartis today announced positive results from a pivotal Phase III trial of Jakavi…

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GSK files for US approval for Promacta for severe aplastic anemia

GSK files for US approval for Promacta for severe aplastic anemia

02-03-2014

UK pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application to the US Food and…

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EMA/CHMP recommends 12 new orphan medicines over the past year

26-02-2014

Over the past 12 months, a total of 12 medicines for the treatment of rare diseases were recommended…

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FDA approves Myalept, the first drug to treat a rare metabolic disease

FDA approves Myalept, the first drug to treat a rare metabolic disease

26-02-2014

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Myalept (metreleptin for injection) as replacement therapy…

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US orphan drug market outlook 2018: Report

25-02-2014

In the largest market for orphan drugs, the USA, there was a shortage of adequate therapies for treating…

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FDA backs Kalydeco for eight additional mutations that cause cystic fibrosis

22-02-2014

The US Food and Drug Administration approved biotech firm Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ supplemental New…

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