• Question: what is orphan disease?

    Asked by emilylomas to laurenceharwood on 15 Mar 2012.
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      Laurence Harwood answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      It is an illness that is either very rare or is mainly fond in poor countries where the people can’t afford topay for the drugs. Pharmaceutical companies aren’t interested in these as they won’t make any/enough profit. Malaria is one of those – but Bill Gates has got that one under his wing now. SO well done MIcrosoft!!