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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 ...
Chapter 30: Opportunities in the Pharmacotherapy of Addiction
Opportunities in the Pharmacotherapy of Addiction
Societal and Pharmacotherapy Trends in Addiction
Substance abuse – including the inappropriate use of alcohol, illegal and prescription drugs, and nicotine – is a significant societal and healthcare issue in the United States. In 2003, almost 18 million people in the United States abused or were dependent on alcohol, and almost 20 million were illicit drug users. (Note that there is considerable overlap in these numbers because many people abuse both alcohol and drugs.) The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) report that the economic cost of alcohol and drug abuse was $328.4 billion in 1998, encompassing treatment and prevention costs, other healthcare costs, reduced ...