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Research breakthroughs that slow the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease could achieve annual Medicare savings of $51 billion by 2015, $126 billion by 2025, and $444 billion by 2050.

The Lewin Group. Saving Lives, Saving Money: Dividends for Americans investing in Alzheimer research. Falls Church, VA: The Lewin Group; 2004. Accessed October 15, 2015

Reference

Title
Saving Lives, Saving Money: Dividends for Americans investing in Alzheimer research
Publisher
The Lewin Group
Publication Date
2004
Authors
The Lewin Group

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

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