Thursday, 31 March 2016

The price of health: the cost of developing new medicines

The price of health: the cost of developing new medicines


Drug development is highly resource-intensive and expensive with only one in 5,000 medicines making it to the market – this is how it works

Drug development is highly resource-intensive and expensive with only one in 5,000 medicines making it to the market – this is how it works

When it comes to pharmaceutical companies, two accusations crop up time and again. One is thatthey charge too much for drugs and the other is that they focus research on diseases they can profit from. That means they concentrate on chronic diseases, rather than less profitable infectious ones.
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