Dermatology clinical trials present many challenges to researchers over clinical trials in other therapeutic areas. These include finding perfect clinical trial sites, patient recruitment, patient retention, etc. These challenges are more prominent in rare skin diseases. Dermatology is the branch of medicine which deals with the skin. Dermatologists diagnose diseases related to skin, hair, nails, […]

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The number of clinical trials in rare diseases is growing drastically from the last ten years to more than 500 compared to a few hundred clinical trials. Currently, more than 400 orphan designated drugs are commercially available, and around 1000 drugs are undergoing clinical trials. But still, the clinical trials in rare diseases present many […]

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For the approximately 7,000 known rare diseases, less than 10% of diseases have an FDA-approved treatment available. Due to a small number of patients, limited understanding of the variability and progression of the diseases, developing a drug or treatment for rare diseases is often challenging. As the disease is rare, finding sites to conduct clinical […]

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Rare disease drug development is gaining interest in the pharma industry. Large pharmaceutical companies have been working for many years, and now startups, small and mid-range pharma companies are also gaining traction in rare diseases drug development.  Developing medicines or drug products in rare diseases is always challenging for both the scientific and clinical development […]

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Rare disease drug development is a rapidly expanding field with growing pressure for getting a more orphan drugs approved to treat rare diseases. There is a vast consensus among patients, health care bodies, governments, etc. to expedite drug development in this field. Some wonderful numbers that attest to growing interest in rare diseases and orphan […]

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