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During the 1970s and 1980s, the gains associated with the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease totaled $31 trillion.

The Lasker Foundation. Exceptional Returns: The economic value of America’s investment in medical research. 2000; https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/447944

Reference

Title
Exceptional Returns: The economic value of America’s investment in medical research
Publisher
Funding First
Publication Date
2000
Authors
The Lasker Foundation
URL
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Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

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