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Laser treatments save up to $1.6 billion per year through prevention and treatment of blindness in diabetics.

Investment in Research Saves Lives and Money. http://www.researchamerica.org/advocacy/investment.html. Published 2005

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Title
Investment in Research Saves Lives and Money
Publisher
Research!America
Publication Date
Published 2005
Authors
Research!America
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Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

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