Rare diseases pose tremendous difficulty for physicians, researchers and sufferers alike. Research money is typically thrown at diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, leaving researchers having to work extra hard to make up for little funding for rare disease research.
…only 5% of the 7,000 diseases have a FDA approved treatment
More than 30 million people in America suffer with a rare disease. That’s 1 in every 10 people – 2/3 of whom are children.
A rare disease is one that has fewer than 200,000 victims. There are about 7,000 qualifying diseases.
Sadly though, only 5% of the 7,000 diseases have a FDA approved treatment.
To learn more visit: Rare Diseases
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