PTE Re-tell Lecture 真实讲座练习题:高药价支付新疗法

在PTE中,无论是Summarise Spoken Text 还是 Re-tell Lecture的考题大都是从真实的讲座或者演讲中截取的,中间经常经常夹杂很多不同的环境音.很多同学都反映有时未必是听不懂,而是听不到. 鉴于此,墨尔本文波雅思PTE专门为大家总结了真实讲座的PTE练习音频,相比新闻音频来说,整体更加接近PTE考试的真题,内容方面,我们也会为大家提供考试中存在的近似题,最近我们会持续更新,敬请期待!


But the real tsunami in terms of health care costs is coming in a not too distant future when we can anticipate spending a trillion dollars to care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. If we do nothing to address those costs, there are coming. I don’t know of any other way to address these costs, other than innovation and the good news is that we are making strong progress in our science. Today immune therapy medicines are hitting the market or using the body’s own immune system to fight back against hard to treat cancers and we are seeing the progress already with cancer death rates falling 23% just since 1991. When we talk about health care cost, D.Z. mentioned hepatitis C is one that comes to mind, but what people don’t often talk about is that before these innovative three treatments hit the market, we were spending 30 billion dollars a year in this country to treat patients with hepatitis C and those costs were projected to climb to 80 billion dollars in 20 years. But again innovation happened, new medicines hit the market that took a disease that kills 5 times as many people as HIV does in this country and cured it in 8 or 12 weeks of time. And something else happened, and under a year, we have two additional hepatitis C medicines that came to market and the price of those medicines fell by 40 to 60% in terms of what they cost before. From a clinical perspective, we’ve cured a million patients from hepatitis C in two and a half years. That’s more than the previous 20 years combined.

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