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Disease Author: Staff Editor Last Updated: Feb 28, 2014 - 11:11:16 AM

FDA Speeds Innovation in Rare Disease Therapies

By Staff Editor
Feb 28, 2014 - 11:07:26 AM

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( - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is committed to advancing treatments for rare diseases-medical products, including drugs, that are called orphan products.

FDA's Office of Orphan Products Development is launching web-based educational resources for patients and industry on FDA-related rare disease topics, in collaboration with the agency's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. The first web page will debut Feb. 28, 2014, in recognition of International Rare Disease Day.

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