Clinical trials in rare diseases are more challenging than clinical trials in more frequent diseases for many factors such as the trial design, the number of patient populations available for recruitment, require regulatory support, etc. Applying a perfect clinical development strategy may help in overcoming these challenges and accelerate the drug development process in Orphan […]

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This article is a sequence of the Regulatory & Drug Approval Process in the United States, Part-I, which describes the Investigational New Drug (IND) approval process, New Drug Approval (NDA), and Generic drug approval process. In this article, we will discuss the market approval process of biologics, biosimilars, orphan drugs, and various drug approval pathways.  Which is the regulatory authority […]

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Many people with rare diseases struggle to find the right diagnosis and right treatment for years. The lack of awareness about these conditions makes it much harder for them to get the right treatment. Rare Disease Day is all about raising awareness for rare diseases. And, this year, you can join these efforts too. The […]

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In recent years, there is a huge leap in the pharma industry towards rare disease research and orphan drug developments due to the great support from regulatory authorities such as faster approval timelines, supportive regulatory frameworks, financial incentives, and many more. Currently, large pharmaceutical companies like Novartis, GSK, Roche, and Pfizer are extremely active in […]

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Regulatory agencies of various countries are providing benefits & regulatory incentives for orphan drugs such as faster approvals, fee concessions, and financial benefits, and many more. These incentives are to support and encourage pharma companies to work upon developing orphan drugs or medical devices for rare diseases. The countries that provide regulatory incentives include the […]

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Many regulatory agencies across the world are offering incentives for the development of orphan drugs for rare diseases. These incentives include financial benefits, faster approvals, less stringent clinical data requirements, and many more. The countries that are offering the regulatory incentives for orphan drugs include the US, Europe, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Brazil, and most […]

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Over a few years, the rate of drug development in rare diseases is increasing, particularly in those countries where the regulators are offering various incentives for drug development in rare diseases. Over the past five years, one-third of the approved drugs were to treat rare diseases. The huge leap of the pharma industry into the […]

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