The U.S. Has Been The World’s Medicine Cabinet For Too Long

Robert D. Atkinson February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016

The world is poised to enter an unprecedented period of life sciences innovation, and the United States stands at the forefront of that revolution. One key reason for this outsized contribution is that America has provided a majority of the world’s funding for biomedical research and development over the past two decades—contributing a share that some analysts suggest has reached as high as 80 percent. The United States has been the world’s medicine cabinet for too long, writes Rob Atkinson in Forbes. Given the significant health needs and amazing opportunities ahead of us, it’s time for the rest of the world to stop free riding and do their share, too.