How The Staggering Cost Of Inventing New Drugs Is Shaping The Future Of Medicine

There’s one factor that, as much as anything else, determines how many medicines are invented, what diseases they treat, and, to an extent, what price patients must pay for them: the cost of inventing and developing a new drug, a cost driven by the uncomfortable fact than 95% of the experimental medicines that are studied in humans fail to be both effective and safe. A new analysis conducted at Forbes puts grim numbers on these costs.

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