Silver Book Fact

According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, 146 new medicines are being developed for heart disease and stroke. They include 17 for stroke, 16 for congestive heart failure, 10 for high blood pressure, 8 for heart attacks and 13 for arrhythmias.

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