The Cost of Research and Development for Medications

In recent years, the cost of developing new medications has become astronomical. Complicating this problem is the need for more effective medications as newer mutations of diseases are increasing and these new mutations (according to western medicine) render traditional medications ineffective.

What are the associated reasons for the increased number of mutated diseases? What are the associated reasons for the costs of developing new drugs? How can this issue be resolved?

Response Guidelines

Respond to the posts of any two of your peers. What does eastern medicine say about using medications? What does alternative medicine practices in the U.S. (such as applied kinesiology or chiropractics), say about using medications? What solutions do eastern medicine and alternative medicine practices in the U.S. offer to the rising costs of drugs?

Respond to these question using available resources from your text, the Capella University library, and the Internet. Make sure to include the source citations and references for any outside sources used. This reply should be in approximately 250–400 words and in APA format.