As the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine points out in a recent report, Making Medicines Affordable: A National Imperative, the U.S. biopharmaceutical sector has been successful in developing and delivering effective drugs for improving health and fighting disease over the past decades. Many medical conditions that were long deemed untreatable can now be cured or managed effectively.
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Community Health Center Funding Cliff Could Cause More Than A Hundred Thousand Jobs To Be Lost
If the Community Health Center Fund is not restored, millions of patients served by community health centers may lose access to crucial health care and up to 161,000 jobs could be lost in communities across the nation. That’s the conclusion of an analysis produced by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH).