Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

Innovation in small markets

The introduction of new treatment technologies typically occurs where there is a large market.  A lot of innovations are developed to treat disease that affect a large number of people in the developed world because the financial returns are large.  It is less likely to observe innovation in the treatment of rare diseases or diseases […]

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2013 Cost to bring drug to market: $1.3 billion

In a previous post in 2006, I wrote that the cost to bring a drug to market is $802 million. Although that is a huge number, it may be an underestimate. Pharmafile reports that the cost to bring a brand drug to market is now over $1 billion. the cost of bringing a brand from […]

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