ERIC Number: EJ822306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Reference Count: 7
Not so Rare, Rare Diseases
Waldman, H. Barry; Perlman, Steven P.; Munter, Beverly L.; Chaudhry, Ramiz A.
Exceptional Parent, v38 n12 p46-47 Dec 2008
A rare disease or condition is defined by federal legislation such that it: (1) affects less than 200,000 persons in the U.S.; or (2) affects more than 200,000 persons in the U.S. but for which there is no reasonable expectation that the cost of developing and making available in the U.S. a drug for such disease or condition will be recovered from sales in the U.S. of such drug. This article provides a list of detailed definitions of rare diseases and some of the research developed for it.
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