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Executive Health Management

28 February is Rare Disease Day 2015

2015 27 Feb

Rare Disease Day is observed on the final day of February each year. What began as a European event has become a worldwide campaign, with thousands of events taking place in dozens of countries. This year, the theme is “Living with a Rare Disease”, which recognises the millions of family members and friends supporting patients with rare diseases. The... Read more

Pharmacy Management

EMA Backs Record Number of Drugs in 2014

2015 12 Jan

The European Medical Agency (EMA) has shown its support for a record number of orphan medicines in 2014. Out of a total of 82 medicines for human use, 17 are indicated for the treatment of a rare disease.  EMA has given positive opinions on 40 new non-orphan drugs, three biosimilars, one drug for paediatric use and 21 generic, hybrid and informed consent... Read more