Medicine and pharmacy — facts and myths about the development of an innovative pharmaceutical industry in Poland

Science and Engineering Ethics 11 (1):41-51 (2005)
Innovation is fundamental to the pharmaceutical industry and a key to improvements in healthcare. Its effectiveness depends on huge, constant investments in research. This innovative industry directly affects the course of studies in healthcare and medicine. Its efforts translate directly into the length and quality of our lives. For several years now, the progress underway in pharmaceutical industry has produced measurable benefits. Doctors have new pharmaceuticals at their disposal, including many types of antibiotics and anti-viral drugs, vaccines and a wide range of drugs which save lives or make them more comfortable. In the near future, ever more efficient cures for neoplastic, rheumatic, neurological, psychic, metabolic, circulatory or respiratory diseases can be expected.
Keywords innovative pharmaceutical industry  Association of Pharmaceutical Companies Representatives in Poland (SPFFwP)  innovation
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DOI 10.1007/s11948-005-0054-8
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