Chiesi invests in rare diseases and specialist care
The term rare applies to those diseases that affect a limited number of people, and have a prevalence lower than a legislatively determined threshold in each country. In the EU, this threshold is set at 0.05% of the population, i.e. one case per 2,000 inhabitants. (In the United States a disease is considered to be rare when it has been diagnosed in fewer than 200,000 individuals in the population, i.e. approx 0.08%)
Rare diseases create particular problems because they are rare, serious, frequently chronic and sometimes...