The Worldâs Health Care Crisis
From the Laboratory Bench to the Patientâs Bedside
The pharmaceutical industry, investment banks with an interest in healthcare, healthcare investors, management consultancies with healthcare practices, economists with an interest in healthcare, reimbursement agencies, regulatory bodies (e.g. the FDA and EMEA), government, politicians and policy makers.
Hardbound, 296 Pages
Published: July 2011
"This book is an excellent summary of the health-care crisis facing the world today, comparing health care in wealthy, industrial countries to that in poor, underdeveloped countries. SÃ¡nchez-Serrano, a Panamian health-care adviser/consultant, covers the history of health care, including pharmaceutically driven treatments; challenges with new drug discoveries; unmet medical needs; and profits. The author also emphasizes the high cost of research and development for new drugs. He explores the issues related to government-supplemented research and summarizes the interaction of government-sponsored basic research, academic (pure) science research, venture capital investors, and industryâ¦. The author provides many specific examples of successes and failures of past/present systems and discusses the evolution of pharmaceutical company philosophies in the past 150 years and future challenges. This book is fact based and nonpartisan. The only areas not explored are the modern diagnostics industry, the phenomenal advances in medical devices, and the cost of modern physician care (and the cost of physicians' education). Summing Up: Highly Recommended"--CHOICE