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Why Is The Internet Buzzing About Shire plc And Rare Diseases ?

November 22, 2012

       The Internet is buzzing about Shire plc and rare diseases for 2 reasons : 

(1)  Shire plc announces on November 19, 2012, a new initiative, the “Shire Rare Disease Impact Report – to research the health, psycho-social, societal and economic impact of rare diseases in patient and medical communities.” 

      In the US and UK, surveys of thought leaders, physicians, payers, caregivers, and patients, are currently underway. Survey results are to be published and available in the 1st 6 months of 2013.    

(2)  Shire plc announces on November 20, 2012, a 3-year research collaboration agreement with Boston Children’s Hospital to “develop novel therapies to treat a number of rare pediatric diseases with high unmet medical need”. Shire plc will make an initial payment and will also have the option to fund selected research.    

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