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Former Health Minister Urges Taiwan, Charities To Prod Orphan Drugs

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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A former Taiwan health official says the government and charities should take a role in encouraging research and development on orphan drugs in the country. Chen Chien-jen, an epidemiologist at Academia Sinica and former Department of Health minister, said only a few drug makers are willing to work on drugs for rare diseases and the private sector needs more investment to spur it to act. He said the government and charities could do more to promote investment in R&D for such drugs. (Click here for more
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