Patrick Vallance

  title={Patrick Vallance},
  author={Patrick Vallance},
  journal={Nature Reviews Drug Discovery},
  • P. Vallance
  • Published 29 October 2010
  • Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Drug Discovery
In your view, what are the main challenges of developing drugs for rare diseases and, now that GSK has a dedicated unit specializing in this area, how can the company help to address them? Approximately 7,000 rare diseases have been identified worldwide. But, if you look across at all of the major pharmaceutical companies, we have medicines for only 80–90. So, there is a massive unmet need that we aim to help address. Also, for some rare diseases — particularly those of genetic origin — you… 
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