THE BOTTOM LINE
It's time to take politics out of health care. Every person deserves access to the medications they need at a price they can afford, especially those who can least afford them. We should not have to choose between innovation and affordability. With the right solutions and genuine collaboration, we can have both.
1 Infographic: 9 Out Of 10 Big Pharma Companies Spent More On Marketing Than On R&D http://dadaviz.com/i/3194/
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