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What is the medical term for "orphans disease"?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Uncommon illness

An "orphan disease" is the term commonly applied to rare afflictions that affect only a few patients.
This produces a situation where it is so expensive to try to develop a treatment drug & get it thru the fda, that few if any companies will try because they can never get their investment back in sales.

In brief: Uncommon illness

An "orphan disease" is the term commonly applied to rare afflictions that affect only a few patients.
This produces a situation where it is so expensive to try to develop a treatment drug & get it thru the fda, that few if any companies will try because they can never get their investment back in sales.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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