000 rare diseases need drugs.

5,000 rare diseases need drugs, but Europe only approves a few each full year Only seven per cent of drug applications for treating people with rare diseases were approved in Europe between 2000 and 2004, despite the fact that there are more than 5 currently,000 conditions needing medication Heart attacks and strokes . Yet through the same period, more than 79 per cent of the other drug applications submitted to the European Company for the Evaluation of Medicinal Items were approved, according to research published in the most recent British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Just 18 orphan medications were approved based on epidemiological data, medical plausibility and potential benefit.

This year's awareness campaign is supported by the KPMG Foundation proudly.. 50 percent of Canadians with dementia are not diagnosed early enough As much as 50 percent of Canadians with dementia aren’t diagnosed early more than enough, losing precious time when care and support can make a tremendous difference within their standard of living and avert unnecessary crises for his or her families. That's so why during Alzheimer Awareness Month, the Alzheimer Culture is launching a new campaign, Early diagnosis helps to keep your life from unravelling, to market the advantages of early diagnosis. But stigma and fear continue to be large barriers to seeking help.