Medicines in Development for Infectious Diseases 2013 Report

Medicines in Development: Infectious Diseases 2013 Report

PhRMA December 2, 2013

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Throughout history, infectious diseases have taken a devastating toll on the lives and well-being of people around the world. Caused when pathogens such as bacteria or viruses enter a body and multiply, infectious diseases were the leading cause of death in the United States until the 1920s. Today, vaccines and infectious disease treatments have proven to be effective treatments in many cases, but infectious diseases still pose a very serious threat to patients. Recently, some infectious pathogens, such as pseudomonas bacteria, have become resistant to available treatments.

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