Article | March 28, 2016

When Orphan Drugs Make All The Difference

Source: World Courier Management
When Orphan Drugs Make All The Difference

Only about 5% of rare diseases have treatments but what hope they bring

Orphan drugs, those medications that are typically produced in small quantities for limited patient populations, are growing in importance worldwide. Once largely considered too costly to produce, given the limited number of patients affected by a particular disease, new technology and new breakthroughs in biopharma have changed the landscape, allowing more orphan drugs to be produced than ever before, thus saving countless lives that would otherwise be lost.