Date: May 30,1994
|Editor's Note: Following is the text of Research!America's consensus statement on biomedical research support (see story on page 1). The document, signed by 156 academic, scientific, and corporate supporters, was delivered to members of Congress on May 3.|
Research!America Forum Consensus Statement
Too many Americans are suffering and dying needlessly because, as a nation, we don't invest enough in [basic and all other forms of] medical research. Just one discovery can save millions of lives and billions of dollars. As the United States endeavors to reform its health-care delivery system by seeking to improve quality, increase availability, emphasize prevention, and control costs, we must rededicate ourselves to the principle that better health and cost- effective health care require a larger societal investment in medical research.
The United States has a medical research enterprise that is the unquestioned world leader--envied by many nations but equaled by none....