A pharmaceutical that remains commercially undeveloped owing to limited potential for profitability.
- These drugs are called orphan drugs and are allowed to have less premarketing testing.
- One medical gas, nitric oxide, has been licensed as an orphan drug and increased in price.
- In fact Glutathione is an orphan drug for the treatment of AIDS-associated cachexia.
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Syllabification: or·phan drug
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