July 10, 2014 10:30 am
POST SUMMARY: According to the New York Times “in recent years, generics have curbed the rise of drug prices, saving the American health care system billions of dollars. After the… more>>
American cancer death rates have risen consistently since the 1900s; they peaked in 1991 at 215.1 deaths per 100,000 in the population. The 2009 death rate, which just became available, is 173.1 per 100,000. That’s a 20% decline in cancer death rates from 1991. However there is some bad news; obesity is likely to be the number one cause of cancer in the US within the next year.