Feb 28, 2012

Rare Disease Awareness Day is February 29th

1 out of 10 Americans will have a rare disease at some point in their life.  

Rare diseases are those diseases that effect fewer than 200,000 people.  There is little economic incentive for large drug companies to research these diseases, as the cost of drug development exceeds the potential profit, since rare diseases inherently have a small market.  Therefore, government, academic and non-profit organizations have to come together to foster research into rare diseases.

Help support rare disease research by clicking here.  For every click, the Lundbeck company will donate $1 to NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders.

Learn more about the 6000-8000 rare diseases that have been discovered so far.

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