Contact UsCareersNewsScienceContact Us
Rare DiseasesHomeOur ScienceFocus AreasRare Diseases

Every life has value

How ‘rare’ is a rare disease? There is no universal or standard definition of rare disease. A disease that occurs infrequently is generally considered a rare disease. There are between 7000 - 8000 rare diseases, but less than 5% have therapies available to treat them1. Many of these diseases are genetic in origin and therefore have to be managed throughout a person’s life.

Globally, we have developed a portfolio of more than 20 medicines to treat various rare diseases in the areas of hematology and inherited metabolic disorders, including serious, life-long illnesses. There is also a growing focus on gene therapy where our dedicated research unit is working on bringing breakthrough therapies for patients.​​​​​​​

Reference:

1. Ministry of Health and family Welfare, National Policy for Rare Disease, 2021. MHFW, India; 2021.

Disclaimer: This information—including product information—is intended only for residents of India. The products discussed herein may have different labelling in different countries. Patients should always ask their doctors for medical advice.PP-CPF-IND-0035 | 11/11/21
About UsOur ScienceOur Community EffortsYour Health Career-Seekers News & MediaHealthcare ProfessionalsContact UsTerms And ConditionsPrivacy PolicyAdverse Event ReportingCopyright © 2002- 2022 Pfizer Inc. All rights reserved. This information—including product information—is intended only for residents of  India and strictly only for informational, educational, academic and/or research purposes and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. While due care and caution has been taken to ensure that the content here is free from mistakes or omissions, Pfizer makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information here. You may report an adverse event related to Pfizer products by emailing us at IND.AEReporting@pfizer.com or via Fax at: 000800100-5961 / +91-22 3919-771.