Drug approvals hit 18-year high

In the US, FDA approved 41 new drugs last year (I said 44 drugs on 12/20/2014, but it was not correct. I apologize.) In Europe, the European Medicines Agency recommended 82 new medicines last year.

In the US, 40% of newly approved drugs are indicated for rare diseases. I feel that more people are interested in helping patients with rare diseases, and hope that this will continue. I will keep on doing my best to raise awareness of Wolfram syndrome and other rare diseases.

Thank you for reading this blog. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Take care,

Fumi Urano