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Projected Alzheimer’s Disease Prevalence, 2000-2100

PhRMA. The Value of Medicines: Facts and figures 2006; 2006. http://innovation.org/documents/Value%20of%20Medicine%20FINAL%200712061.pdf

Reference

Title
The Value of Medicines: Facts and figures 2006
Publication Date
2006
Authors
PhRMA
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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