Doctors Without Borders Response to Tufts CSDD Study on Cost to Develop a New Drug

November 18, 2014 7:05 PM

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Doctors Without Borders Response to Tufts CSDD Study on Cost to Develop a New Drug

“The pharmaceutical industry-supported Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development claims it costs US$2.56 billion to develop a new drug today; but if you believe that, you probably also believe the earth is flat.

“GlaxoSmithKline’s CEO Andrew Witty himself says the figure of a billion dollars to develop a drug is a myth; this is used by the industry to justify exorbitant prices. We need to ask ourselves, if the CEO of a top pharmaceutical company says it’s a myth that it costs a billion dollars to develop a ...

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