Medicines in Development For
Diseases Primarily Affecting Women
A new report reveals that America’s pharmaceutical research
and biotechnology companies are testing nearly 1,000 new
medicines for diseases that disproportionately affect women.
These include exciting new medicines for female–specific
cancers, arthritis, diabetes and autoimmune diseases, among
MEDICINES IN DEVELOPMENT
Record Number of Medicines Being
Developed to Treat Causes of Cancer
Responding to President
Obama’s call for “a cure for cancer in our time,” PhRMA
delivered a new report showing America’s pharmaceutical
research and biotechnology companies are testing a record
861 new cancer medicines and vaccines.
KNOW THE FACTS
Prescription Medicines Account for Only
One-Tenth of Every Health Care Dollar
While the use of
prescription medicines is growing because of the increased
role medicines play in treating disease and helping patients
to live longer, healthier lives, the cost of prescription
medicines represents just over 10 cents of every health care
dollar spent in the United States.