The Angle

6/7/2010

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Why cures are so hard to find

by Christoph Westphal
Given the sheer number of Americans who are or who will be afflicted by serious diseases and the hundreds of billions of dollars spent treating them, it's surprising that we are not discovering better drugs. But the reasons are simple: there are ever greater impediments to doing so. Pharmaceutical research and development is becoming too costly, lengthy, and risky.
(Boston Globe / Stuart Bradford)

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