A Prescription for Change (Hardcover)
The Looming Crisis in Drug Development (Luther H. Hodges JR. and Luther H. Hodges Sr. Series on Busi)
University of North Carolina Press, 9781469630625, 352pp.
Publication Date: November 7, 2016
To explain how we have arrived at this pivotal moment, Michael Kinch recounts the history of pharmaceutical and biotechnological advances in the twentieth century. Kinch relates stories of the individuals and organizations that built the modern infrastructure that supports the development of innovative new medicines. He shows that an accelerating cycle of acquisition and downsizing is cannibalizing that infrastructure Kinch demonstrates the dismantling of the pharmaceutical and biotechnological research and development enterprises could also provide opportunities to innovate new models that sustain and expand the introduction of newer and better breakthrough medicines in the years to come.