Affordable Access

deepdyve-link
Publisher Website

[Orphan Drugs: Underrated Opportunities for The Developers in Europe].

Authors
  • Tillet, Yves1
  • Maillols-Perroy, Anne-Catherine2
  • 1 CEO/CSO, Cabinet WHITE-TILLET, Chelles, France. , (France)
  • 2 Université Lille 2, Lille, France - Avocat au barreau de Paris, Simmons & Simmons, Paris, France. , (France)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Therapie
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
Volume
70
Issue
4
Pages
351–357
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2515/therapie/2015021
PMID: 25997721
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In Europe, rules relating to the designation and the protection of orphan drug are derived from regulation (EC) 141/2000 of the European Parliament and Council of 16 December 1999, specified by the implementing Regulation (EC) 847/2000. According to these regulations, obtaining the status of orphan drugs implies, in particular, to demonstrate the absence of any satisfying alternative treatment, or, by default, the significant benefit offered by the concerned drug. In the same sense, medicinal product similar to an original orphan medicinal product but safer, more effective or otherwise clinically superior, will benefit from a derogation to the rules on the 10 years market exclusivity usually provided for these products. This article analyses the concept of significant benefit, namely, the clinically relevant advantage or a major contribution to patient care, in particular in the case of similar drugs, as well as the elements to be provided by the sponsor in order to justify this benefit, and the options under which, where there are few or a lack of clinical data on a concerned orphan medicinal products, the demonstration of the significant benefit can rely on assumptions.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times