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. 2009 Nov;14(21-22):1037-44.
doi: 10.1016/j.drudis.2009.07.008. Epub 2009 Jul 30.

Will Biomedical Innovation Change the Future of Healthcare?

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Will Biomedical Innovation Change the Future of Healthcare?

Esther F Schmid et al. Drug Discov Today. .

Abstract

Healthcare costs in all industrial nations have increased and payors are starting to look at new ways to contain costs and at new funding models. The business model of pharmaceutical companies is also undergoing rapid changes - potentially disruptive new modalities, such as RNAi, therapeutic vaccines, and cell therapy are emerging, R&D costs have increased year on year, pressures on drug pricing and the efficacy and safety of medicines are mounting. Change is therefore inevitable and already ongoing in healthcare systems and pharmaceutical companies alike. This paper presents several major forces which could drive different future scenarios including: R&D costs, the source of payments for medicines and the emergence of new modalities.

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