“Creating Hope” and Other Incentives for Drug Development for Children

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Science Translational Medicine  19 Jan 2011:
Vol. 3, Issue 66, pp. 66cm1
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3001707


Enhancing drug development for pediatric disease is a priority and a public responsibility. The Creating Hope Act of 2010 is important new proposed legislation that adds drugs and biologics for treating rare diseases in children to those for neglected tropical diseases as eligible for a priority review voucher from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Act enhances existing incentive programs through specific financial benefits to companies who seek a pediatric indication for a new drug to treat an orphan disease that occurs specifically in children.


  • Citation: E. Connor, P. Cure, “Creating Hope” and Other Incentives for Drug Development for Children. Sci. Transl. Med. 3, 66cm1 (2011).

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