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Global prescription orphan drug sales from 2010 to 2024
(in billion U.S. dollars)
Projection of global revenue for orphan prescription drugs 2010-2024
This statistic shows the worldwide revenue generated through prescription orphan drugs from 2010 to 2024. In 2014, orphan drugs revenues totaled 96 billion U.S. dollars. Orphan drugs are used to target rare diseases or disorders, which in the United States is defined as less than 200,000 patients. The development of orphan drugs are currently incentivized in the United States through the Orphan Drug Act of 1983.
Global prescription orphan drug sales from 2010 to 2024
(in billion U.S. dollars)
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

as of April 2019

Supplementary notes

Products that have orphan and non-orphan drug designations and are expected to generate less than 50% of their sales in 2018 and 2024 from their orphan-designated indication/s, are excluded from this statistic. This has led to the exclusion of therapies such as Avastin, Opdivo, Enbrel, Herceptin, Humira and Remicade.
* From 2019 on projected.

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Projection of global revenue for orphan prescription drugs 2010-2024
This statistic shows the worldwide revenue generated through prescription orphan drugs from 2010 to 2024. In 2014, orphan drugs revenues totaled 96 billion U.S. dollars. Orphan drugs are used to target rare diseases or disorders, which in the United States is defined as less than 200,000 patients. The development of orphan drugs are currently incentivized in the United States through the Orphan Drug Act of 1983.
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