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The Cure in the Code: How 20th Century Law is Undermining 21st Century Medicine

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  2 reviews

Never before have two revolutions with so much potential to save and prolong human life occurred simultaneously. The converging, synergistic power of the biochemical and digital revolutions now allows us to read every letter of life’s code, create precisely targeted drugs to control it, and tailor their use to individual patients. Cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and countles
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published November 12th 2013 by Basic Books
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Zala
Maybe 2.5 stars.
This is a pretty good general overview of the interaction between pharmaceutical companies and the regulatory environment they find themselves in (basically, what I gleaned from it, is that it's a clusterfuck of stringent FDA trial scripts and regulations that, at worst, incentivize companies to abandon their drugs), along with some history of the progression of modern medicine and interesting chemical/biological tidbits.

But, it seems that Huber is more of an academic idealist
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Nathan
Good book, with some good topics that are brought up. Just wish book was a little easier to read and more clearly written.
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