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There are currently 312 medicines in development for heart disease and stroke.

PhRMA. 2009 Report: Medicines in development for heart disease and stroke. Washington, D.C.: PhRMA; 2009. http://www.phrma.org/sites/default/files/653/heart_2009

Reference

Title
2009 Report: Medicines in development for heart disease and stroke
Publisher
PhRMA
Publication Date
2009
Authors
PhRMA
URL
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  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

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