EUGLOREH project
THE STATUS OF HEALTH IN THE EUROPEAN UNION:
TOWARDS A HEALTHIER EUROPE

FULL REPORT

PART II - HEALTH CONDITIONS

5. HEALTH IMPACTS OF NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND RELATED TIME-TRENDS

5.15. RARE DISEASES

5.15.6. References

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5.15.6. References

 

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Clarke JT (2006): Is the current approach to reviewing new drugs condemning the victims of rare diseases to death? A call for a national orphan drug review policy. CMAJ. 2006 Jan 17;174(2):189-90.

Dear JW, Lilitkarntakul P, Webb DJ (2006): Are rare diseases still orphans or happily adopted? The challenges of developing and using orphan medicinal products. Br J Clin Pharmacol 2006, 62:3, 264-271.

Drummond MF, Wilson DA, Kanavos P, Ubel P, Rovira J (2007): Assessing the economic challenges posed by orphan drugs. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2007 Winter;23(1):36-42

European Commission (2006): Inventory of Community and Member StatesIncentive Measures to Aid the Research, Marketing, Development and Availability of Orphan Medicinal Products, Revision 2005. Available at: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/pharmaceuticals/orphanmp/doc/inventory_2006_08.pdf, (accessed 12.05.2007).

 

European Commission (2007): Regulation (EC) No 1394/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 November 2007 on advanced therapy medicinal products and amending Directive 2001/83/EC and Regulation (EC) No 726/2004. Available at: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2007:324:0121:01:EN:HTML (accessed 18.04.2008)

 

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Wastfelt M, Fadeel B, Henter JI. A journey of hope: lessons learned from studies on rare diseases and orphan drugs. J Intern Med. 2006; 260(1):1-10.