Wednesday, January 16, 2013 6:21 pm
News Summary: Surge of rare disease drugs in tests
By The Associated Press
THE NUMBERS: Pharmaceutical and biotech companies are running about 8,000 patient tests of potential new treatments. Nearly 1,800 research projects are for rare diseases, and hundreds more are for disorders for which there's been no new medicine in a decade or more.
THE SOURCE: The data come from a study sponsored by the trade group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.