By Derek Yach and Chris Calitz

The focus of medical research has historically been on curative medicine, yielding better drugs, medical devices, and clinical procedures. Prevention science—the systematic application of scientific methods to the causes and prevention of diseases in populations—has yet to receive the necessary investment and support required to reduce the growing burden of largely preventable noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

 

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  1. Shahnaz Radjy says:

    Today’s edition of JAMA includes a letter to the editor by Pachter and Cheng written about the above piece: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2040197

    as well as a response by Derek Yach and Chris Calitz: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2040203

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