Securing the Benefits of Medical Innovation for Seniors: The Role of Prescription Drugs and Drug Coverage. CONCLUSION


Current seniors are the beneficiaries of medical innovations which have dramatically improved their quality of life in their golden years. With the recent discoveries in medical science, future breakthroughs in treating and curing chronic diseases are probable. To ensure continued progress in the fight to treat and prevent chronic disease, society must provide a nurturing environment in which research and development can flourish. Efforts to encourage medical innovations should include investing in biomedical research, protecting intellectual property rights, providing for an efficient regulatory process, and fairly compensating industry for its products.

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