Best Practices In FDA Orphan Drug Submissions

By Greg Dombal, Halloran Consulting Group

Since 1983, pharmaceutical developers have been incentivized by the FDA via an Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) program to develop products to treat rare diseases and/or conditions. The program awards orphan status to drugs that show likelihood of benefitting an afflicted population that might not otherwise be the focus of targeted development efforts. To meet the FDA’s specific requirements, sponsors have found specificity matters. Though other steps in a drug’s life cycle require a wider scope, when it comes to defining the orphan population and making a case for the drug’s potential efficacy in that population, a razor-focused effort is key.

A common misperception in the industry is that an orphan designation is one of the easier regulatory milestones to reach. The guidance the FDA has issued on obtaining an orphan designation is relatively straightforward, perhaps so much so that it is easy to overlook some

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Best Practices In FDA Orphan Drug Submissions

By Greg Dombal, Halloran Consulting Group

Since 1983, pharmaceutical developers have been incentivized by the FDA via an Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) program to develop products to treat rare diseases and/or conditions. The program awards orphan status to drugs that show likelihood of benefitting an afflicted population that might not otherwise be the focus of targeted development efforts. To meet the FDA’s specific requirements, sponsors have found specificity matters. Though other steps in a drug’s life cycle require a wider scope, when it comes to defining the orphan population and making a case for the drug’s potential efficacy in that population, a razor-focused effort is key.

A common misperception in the industry is that an orphan designation is one of the easier regulatory milestones to reach. The guidance the FDA has issued on obtaining an orphan designation is relatively straightforward, perhaps so much so that it is easy to overlook some

... read more at: https://www.clinicalleader.com/doc/best-practices-in-fda-orphan-drug-submissions-0001