Orphan Drugs:
A Global Crusade

This book of Ms. Meyers memoirs is her effort to document the issues that led to enactment of the "Orphan Drug Act of 1983", and the extraordinary scientific and industrial progress that ensued, including the development of Orphan Drug legislation in other industrialized countries around the world.

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Book cover of Oprhan Drugs - A Global Crusade
Abbey S. Meyers

About Abbey

Abbey S. Meyers is the founder and past President of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), a coalition of national voluntary health agencies and a clearinghouse for information about little known illnesses. She was also Honorary President of the European Organization for Rare Disorders (EURORDIS) before she retired from her busy life as a leader of the rare disease consumer movement in 2009.

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