TITUSVILLE, N.J., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Research & Development, LLC, ("Janssen") announced today the publication of a new article that addresses integrated approaches to healthcare solutions. The authors challenge the healthcare industry to expand its thinking beyond product-focused, "magic bullet" drug development and discuss the need for an integrated approach to patient care, including use of devices, tools and services to help a patient's progress. The commentary, "Beyond magic bullets: true innovation in health care," was published in the February 2013 issue of Nature Reviews Drug Discovery and is available at: http://www.nature.com/nrd/journal/v12/n2/full/nrd3944.html.
"We are in the middle of a revolution for molecular medicine. Advances in the field are constantly yielding new information about the body and its diseases. The need to differentiate from existing therapies and the mandate for innovation are clear," said Husseini K. Manji , M.D., Global Therapeutic Area Head for Neuroscience, Janssen Research & Development, LLC, and senior author of the article. "Scientists and business leaders are looking for and implementing new strategies to bring forth innovative therapeutic approaches that are meaningful and measurable to patients, caregivers and payers."
The authors discuss solutions for central nervous system (CNS) disorders – a group of diseases and illnesses identified as one of the biggest challenges to our healthcare and economic environment. The predicted cost of these disorders to society worldwide is higher than that of cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases combined, and many serious mental illnesses, for example, can affect a patient's ability to take medicines on a regular basis and become engaged in a treatment plan. The authors sugge
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