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With escalating healthcare costs, changes to the regulatory control on pharmaceutical industries and the inevitable adjustments made in policies and investment in healthcare there is enormous interest in the commercial as well as the scientific aspects of today's healthcare industry.

The SAGE Handbook of Healthcare provides an authoritative analysis of the current (and anticipated) developments in the global healthcare industries. Providing a unique perspective that interfaces between the science and business aspects, it combines information on the latest scientific developments with applied, commercial business data from the global marketplace.

The Handbook focuses on the aspects of paramount importance in the healthcare sector: Pharmacoeconomics; Pharmacogenomics; Therapeutics; Diagnostics

Areas covered include: The role of nanotechnology, genomics and cell therapy in medicine; Diagnostics; Biomarkers and technological advances; Case studies in oncology ...

Cardiovascular Drugs and Devices Market: Some Successes and Setbacks in Recent Years
Cardiovascular drugs and devices market: Some successes and setbacks in recent years
Introduction

Recent years have been a period of conspicuous change for the cardiovascular market. Several significant events affected drugs and devices on the market and in the pipeline. By examining some of the most noteworthy of these events (ones of 2005, just as an example), this chapter offers a snapshot of important forces driving the cardiovascular market and an analysis of their implications. The “flurry” of activities and important developments, all of which were observed to occur during merely one sample year of 2005 (even during one quarter of that year, the third quarter), is indeed indicative of the almost unbelievable pace of ...

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