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150 drugs are in development for diabetes. Diabetes affects 12.2 million Americans age 60 and older.

PhRMA. 2008 Report: Medicines in Development for Older Americans; November 2008

Reference

Title
2008 Report: Medicines in Development for Older Americans
Publication Date
November 2008
Authors
PhRMA

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

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