Life Sciences INdiana

Rooftop Garden Helps Patients Reap a Message

The new Eskenazi Health campus in downtown Indianapolis boasts a nationally-recognized burn unit, a Level I trauma center and all the bells and whistles of a modern medical facility—but it's the simplicity of growing vegetables that causes the hospital's chief executive officer to chatter excitedly and bubble over with enthusiasm. Eskenazi's Sky Farm, located on the seventh floor rooftop of the Outpatient Care Center at the new campus, is within days of planting the first seeds for its second growing season, and its visionaries are confident far more than fruits and veggies will be harvested there.

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Kristin Jones

Initiative Seeks to Accelerate Cures

Bringing new drugs to market has never been a cheap or easy proposition – for some time now, the process has topped averages of 10 years and +$1 billion for successful candidates. The use of clinical trials – a rigorous, scientifically-based system federal regulators have developed to test and prove the safety and efficacy of therapeutic treatments before they are made broadly available to patients - is the pathway to market for drugs used in the U.S. which is overseen by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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