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Hip fracture prevention in at-risk, postmenopausal women saves $333 million annually.

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

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

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

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