[Ip-health] New Tufts study on R&D costs

Robert Weissman rweissman at citizen.org
Fri Nov 14 10:01:57 PST 2014

$1.826 billion. 

Actually, $1.826748 billion.

Robert Weissman
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-----Original Message-----
From: Ip-health [mailto:ip-health-bounces at lists.keionline.org] On Behalf Of Jamie Love
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 12:35 PM
To: Ip-health
Subject: [Ip-health] New Tufts study on R&D costs

Next week, a new version of the Tufts study on R&D costs will be released.

KEI will give $50 to the person who comes the closed in predicting the new figure for the cost of R&D for the lead indication of a new chemical entity.

An abstract of the earlier 2003 study,"The price of innovation: new estimates of drug development costs" is available here:


The 2003 study put the number at $802 million (not $800 million, but $802 million), in 2000 dollars.

As I said, $50 for the closest estimate, published on IP-Health, before the new number is announced (or leaked).


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