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Threats and Opportunities in Cardiovascular Health
With the cardiovascular disease burden in Europe increasing, policymakers, regulators and other healthcare stakeholders are seeking to raise awareness and lessen the threat. There are also opportunities for pharma companies. The cardiovascular therapeutic area comprises 15% of the total pharmaceutical market and this looks set to grow in the coming years.

Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
Volume 23, Issue 11


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