What makes a rare disease community powerful?

Patients, advocates, and caregivers are the market-shapers in the world of rare disease. A powerful rare disease community can improve drug development and commercialization, influence regulatory decisions, shape treatment paradigms, and educate others about the disease. What’s more, survey data show that a significant majority of patients would provide feedback to drug developers, and would choose treatments from companies that are engaged with patients over those that are not.