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[MOL] Women's drug research up 75 percent

Women's drug research up 75 percent, industry says
    [11/23/99; Cable News Network]

WASHINGTON (Reuters)  -- Pharmaceutical researchers are studying
75 percent more medicines for treating women's health needs than
they did in 1991, a drug industry study released Tuesday said.

The study by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of
America, a trade association for U.S. drug companies, found 348
treatments under study for diseases that strike women more often
than men, including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis,
osteoporosis, breast cancer and depression. That compares to
263 in 1991. 

The change has come over the past decade as pharmaceutical researchers
have stopped viewing women as just child bearers and realized
they suffer from a range of illnesses more frequently and differently
than men, drug company officials and researchers said. 

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