TITLE

Costly Medicine

AUTHOR(S)
Littlehales, Crispin
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Red Herring;4/30/2007, Vol. 4 Issue 16, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on issues related to the amount of money spent on medical research to develop different drugs for the treatment of various diseases. Thousands of organizations have battled disease of all kinds, and hundreds of billions of taxpayer and investment dollars have backed their efforts. Yet 30 years of biotechnology research have yielded little to stop mankind's biggest killers, including heart disease, cancer and AIDS. Although there has been progress in the lives of people because of these research, modern medicine has treatments for just a third of the 30,000 diseases known today.
ACCESSION #
25082352

 

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