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Disease areas

Improving quality of life for patients

Focus on severe and chronic diseases

Camurus is committed to improving treatment outcomes and quality of life for people with severe and chronic diseases. We focus on diseases of the central nervous system, rare diseases, oncology and supportive care.

Central nervous system

Opioid dependence is a serious, chronic and relapsing disease with high burden on society, the affected individuals and their families. Opioid dependence can impact all aspects of a person’s daily life and is often associated with social stigma and social exclusion.1

Rare diseases

Rare diseases affect a small number of people compared to the size of the general population, and are often genetic, chronic, and life-threatening. Approximately 300 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with a rare disease and in the UK specifically, it is estimated that 1 in 17 people will be affected by a rare disease at some point in their lives2,3 On average, a rare disease takes over four years to diagnose and the majority of rare diseases currently have no effective treatment.3

Oncology and supportive care

Cancer is a group of diseases where cells in a specific part of the body grow and divide uncontrollably, potentially spreading to other parts of the body. There are more than 200 different types of cancer and cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide.4,5 1 in 2 people in the UK will get cancer in their lifetime.4 Often the burden of cancer can be reduced by early detection and appropriate treatment and care.


  1. Strang J, et al. Opioid use disorder. Nat Rev Dis Primers. Jan 9;6(1):3, 2020
  2. Nguengang Wakap, S., Lambert, D.M., Olry, A. et al. Estimating cumulative point prevalence of rare diseases: analysis of the Orphanet database. Eur J Hum Genet 28, 165–173 (2020).

Our work in Opioid Dependence Treatment (ODT)

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A commitment that goes beyond products

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UK-NPR-2200114 Dec 2022