Helping New Drugs Out of Research’s ‘Valley of Death’
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Author: DAVID BORNSTEIN
Source: The New York Times
Interest: An ocean of research producing treatments by the drop. Indeed, in recent decades, one of the most sobering realities in the field of biomedical research has been the fact that, despite significant increases in funding — as well as extraordinary advances in things like genomics, computerized molecular modeling, and drug screening and synthesization — the number of new treatments for illnesses that make it to market each year has flatlined (pdf) at historically low levels.