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Drugs for Congestive Heart Failure

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

A drug maker with a new CHF treatment will be helping to fill a serious unmet clinical need and benefiting from a huge, chronic care market. But development costs are huge and risks are high: the clinical history is lined with failed drugs. Thus, most CHF drug projects are in large companies; biotechs cluster at the pre-compound discovery end.

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