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Orphan Drugs And Rare Diseases: Review #1 Of 2013

July 8, 2013

This is the first in a series of Blog Posts over the next two weeks, on the review of the first six months of 2013 for orphan drugs and rare diseases. The first six months of 2013 continues the celebration and success for orphan drug development and rare diseases that is achieved in 2012.

This Blog Post will compare the number of FDA Orphan Drug Designations (ODDs) of the first 6 months of 2013 versus the number of FDA ODDs of the first 6 months of 2012.

The chart below identifies the number of FDA ODDs in each month of 2012 and 2013 using the FDA’s Orphan Drug Product Designation Database Application.  For each month, for example for the month of June 2013, the chart is created by performing a search for the following date range :

Start Date: 06/01/2013 & End Date: 06/30/2013.

Month

# of 2012   FDA ODDs

# of   2013 FDA ODDs

% Change   From 2012 To 2013

January

8

23

187.5 %

February

16

6

62.5 % –

March

20

24

20 %

April

11

18

63.6 %

May

8

23

187.5 %

June

12

13

8.3 %

Grand Totals

75

107

42.6 %

**  “# of 2013 FDA ODDs” Column Link = Is the Orphan Druganaut Blog Post that contains the detail chart listing for each month.

Here are a few observations:

•   Increase in the # of FDA ODDs every month from 2012 to 2013, except for February 2013
•   Overall increase of approximately 42.6 % in the # of FDA ODDs for the first 6 months from 2012 to 2013.

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