Medicines in Development for Older Americans - Report Overview

Older Americans: The Medicare Population and Leading Chronic Diseases

PhRMA April 9, 2013

The population of Americans over 65 is on the rise, and the pace will only increase in coming years. As life expectancy continues to climb, older Americans face new and growing challenges to their health, productivity and independence from chronic conditions such as arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.