Article | October 6, 2016

Orphan Drugs – Small Batches That Demand Attention

Source: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

By Heike Kofler, Ph.D., Manager, Technical Customer Support

A rare disease is defined as one that affects a small number of people in a population and is generally serious, progressive, or chronic. Orphan drugs, or the drugs made in small batches for immediate medical attention, have the ability to be both life changing and lifesaving for patients suffering from a rare disease. Read this article for more information on orphan drugs and treatments.

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.