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THE PRICE OF LIFE: How the development of new medicines is changing healthcare

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The development of new medicines for serious human diseases promises to revolutionize treatment. However, the recent election campaign has highlighted the stark gap between our increasing expectations and the difficulty in funding the ever-growing cost of healthcare. Why is it so difficult and expensive to develop new medicines against diseases like cancer? What is the likely impact of these problems on healthcare in developed and developing economies? I will examine some of the scientific and socioeconomic challenges facing efforts to develop safe, effective and affordable new medicines for major diseases.

This talk is part of the Pembroke Papers, Pembroke College series.

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