Silver Book Fact
Death rates from heart disease and stroke are falling in-part because of new drug treatments. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, if death rates were the same as those 30 years ago, 815,000 more Americans would die of heart disease annually and 250,000 more would die of 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