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New medicines, or “new chemical entities” accounted for 40% (0.8 years) of the two-year gain in life expectancy seen in 52 countries from 1986-2000.

Lichtenberg, Frank R. The Impact of New Drug Launches on Longevity: Evidence from longitudinal disease-level data from 52 countries, 1982-2001. National Bureau of Economic Research. June 2003; Working Paper No. 9754. http://www.nber.org/papers/w9754

Reference

Title
The Impact of New Drug Launches on Longevity: Evidence from longitudinal disease-level data from 52 countries, 1982-2001
Publication
National Bureau of Economic Research
Publication Date
June 2003
Authors
Lichtenberg, Frank R
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