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Prescription for Change
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Prescription for Change: The Looming Crisis in Drug Development

Michael Kinch

Abstract

The introduction of new medicines has dramatically improved the quantity and quality of individual and public health while contributing trillions of dollars to the global economy. In spite of these past successes--and indeed because of them--our ability to deliver new medicines may be quickly coming to an end. Moving from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, A Prescription for Change reveals how changing business strategies combined with scientific hubris have altered the way new medicines are discovered, with dire implications for both health and the economy. To explain how ... More

Keywords: Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, Research & Development, History

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469630625
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630625.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Kinch, author
Washington University in St. Louis