New Drugs trail many old ones in Effectiveness against Disease

Fears of a crisis in drug innovation have grown over the years

New drugs trail many old ones in effectiveness against disease
The effectiveness of new drugs has plummeted since the 1970s

Despite the more than $50 billion that U.S. pharmaceutical companies have spent every year since the mid-2000s to discover new medications, drugmakers have barely improved on old standbys developed decades ago. ”

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by Sharon Begley, June 3, 2013, Reuters

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