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Medical innovation takes a village… or an ecosystem

June 10th, 2016
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In 1996, Hillary Clinton used the opening of the African proverb “it takes a village to raise a child” as the title and central theme of a best-selling book that helped launched a political career in her own right. Today, a full 20 years later – roughly the amount of time it takes to fully raise a baby into an independent adult – she is still very actively pursuing her goals.

While this column takes no position on Ms. Clinton as a candidate, both the proverb and the time horizon in question are good parallels for the development and adoption of important new medical advances. Read the rest of this entry »

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