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Health Care Industry Spends $30b A Year

Hoping to earn its share of the $3.5 trillion health care market, the medical industry is pouring more money than ever into advertising its products — from high-priced prescriptions to do-it-yourself genetic tests and unapproved stem cell treatments. Spending on health care marketing doubled from 1997 to 2016, soaring to at least $30 billion a year, according to a study published Tuesday in JAMA.

Healthcare Utilisation And Costs In The Diagnosis And Treatment Of Lung Diseases

There are over 200 interstitial lung diseases (ILDs). In addition to patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a percentage of patients with other ILDs also develop progressive fibrosis of the lung during their disease course. Patients with progressive-fibrosing ILDs may show limited response to immunomodulatory therapy, worsening symptoms and lung function and, ultimately, early mortality.