Biopharmaceutical Research Companies Are Developing More Than 430 Medicines for Top Chronic Diseases Affecting Older Americans

phrma: 6/16/14

As life expectancy continues to climb— up to more than 81 years for women and 76 years for men—the growing number of Americans age 65 and older will face new challenges from chronic conditions such as arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, which impact their health, productivity and independence. Those diseases not only impact the individu- als living with them, but burden their families and cost the health care system billions of dollars.  Read more