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FDA Orphan Drug Designations: 2014 9-Month Activity Rate

October 2, 2014

 

 

This Blog Post compares the number of FDA Orphan Drug Designations (ODDs) of the first nine months of 2013 versus the number of FDA ODDs of the first nine months of 2014.

The chart below identifies the number of FDA ODDs for each month of 2013 and 2014, and the percent change.

FDA ODD 9-Month Activity Rate (2013 vs. 2014)

Month # of 2013 FDA ODDs # of 2014 FDA ODDs % Change From 2013 To 2014
January 23 16 30.4 % –
February 6 21 250 %
March 24 12 50 % –
April 19 29 52.6 %
May 23 30 30.4 %
June 15 26 73.3 %
July 12 21 75 %
August 21 25 19 %
September 43 24 44.1 % –
Grand Totals 186 204 9.7   %

 

OBSERVATIONS

•  Increase in the # of FDA ODDs every month from 2013 to 2014, except for January, March, & September

•  In 2014, May had the largest # of FDA ODDs of 30

•  Overall increase of approximately 10 %   in the # of FDA ODDs for the first 9 months of 2013 compared to the first 9 months of 2014

•  Overall increase of approximately 30.7% in the # of FDA ODDs for the first 9 months of 2012 compared to the first 9 months of 2013.

Please Note: “Interferon” courtesy of Linda Bartlett (Photographer) from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). [Public domain in the US].

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