Don’t Call It A Center Of Excellence: Accelerating Rare Disease Cures Program Launched By CDER
‘Umbrella’ program is intended to ensure all rare disease and related programs at CDER are working together, which seems similar to the rare disease center of excellence concept that stakeholders want to coordinate activities across the FDA.
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