Cell and gene therapies offer treatment, and sometimes cures, for patients with serious, often rare, and never-before-addressed diseases. And many more have become available in recent years—more than 75 launched worldwide in 2019, and 96 new ones were on track for the end of 2020.
Source: McKinsey & Co.
Opioid epidemic in one chart – correlation conflated with causation
There is no cause-and-effect relationship between prescribing and overdose mortality. But millions of patients are being denied safe and effective pain care.
Seniors over age 62 are prescribed opioids for pain three times more often than youth under age 19. But youth have overdose rates three times higher than seniors. No medical model can explain these demographics.
Source: Richard A Lawhern, PhD, Patient Advocate