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The Economic burden of chronic diseases in the USA. Kevin Klowden, Managing Economist, Center for Health Economics, The Milken Institute, USA.

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The Macroeconomic consequences of chronic diseases in emerging market economies. Jeremiah Norris, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, USA.


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