The FDA is expanding its efforts to expedite the development and review of promising therapies for serious conditions using fast-track, breakthrough-therapy, accelerated approval, and priority-review designations.
According to the CDC, all women are at risk for developing gynecologic cancers, and the probability increases with age.
According to the U.S. Renal Data System 2013 annual data report, 500,000 patients are on dialysis and more than 15,000 undergo kidney transplantation annually.
Data from 2010 on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
and asthma in Medicare beneficiaries were analyzed by the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services.
According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 60% to 70% of diabetes patients develop peripheral nerve damage.
Data on key health indicators in children, such as birthweight,
breastfeeding, television viewing, smoking, and anemia, were collected
by the 2010 Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System
One percent of the population carries methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
, one of 18 microbes listed by the CDC as being resistant to
According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network, a public-health
surveillance system, 49% of the 5.1 million drug-related emergency room visits made in 2011 were
attributed to pharmaceutical misuse or abuse and illicit
Medical devices represent a relatively small share of national health
Spasticity may occur to some degree in most people
secondary to a disorder or trauma, such as spinal cord injury, traumatic
brain injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, or multiple sclerosis.
In 2010, 70 million people with digestive disorders made 104.7
million visits to healthcare providers in ambulatory care settings.
Annually, according to CDC data, 13% to 20% of children aged 12 to 17
years develop a mental disorder.
The FDA, drug manufacturers, and the supply chain work together to
achieve availability of drugs when they are needed.
CDC data indicate that, compared with 2010, fewer women in 2011
utilized prescription drugs.
The National Health Interview Survey noted that 2% of individuals
aged 18 years and older were diagnosed with kidney disease in 2011.
Among noninstitutionalized adults, 18.9 million (8.2%, or 1 in 12)
experienced asthma in 2009, as did 7.1 million (9.5%, or 1 in 11)
The Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Cancer
Statistics Review estimated that 15% of patients would die from skin cancer in 2012.
Surveillance System data provide insights into overweight,
obesity, and anemia as health indicators in children.
Ten percent of hospitalized patients in the U.S. develop a hospital-associated infection.
The number of emergency
department visits linked to nonmedical use of prescription pain
relievers nearly doubled between 2004 and 2009.
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