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The Costs of Innovation

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Science  30 Apr 2010:
Vol. 328, Issue 5978, pp. 571
DOI: 10.1126/science.1188708

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Taming the Beloved Beast How Medical Technology Costs Are Destroying Our Health Care System by Daniel Callahan Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2009. 279 pp. $29.95, £20.95. ISBN 9780691142364.

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Callahan argues that many new medical technologies produce only marginal benefits and that their high costs are a major factor in the current health care crisis.