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Drug development cost estimates hard to swallow
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:17pm

Many drug prices are obscene.

The reality is that drug production costs are trivial. Cost is typically $1 dollar per gram. So a 50 milligram dose costs FIVE CENTS. Several necessary prescription drugs cost THOUSANDS OF TIMES as much as production.

The BS is that they need it for "Research". That is simply a LIE, as the information below notes.

The reality is that development costs paid by drug companies are negligible compared to sales costs. Most of the cost is paid by the Federal Government. AFTER the hard works has been done by academia, the drug companies simply pay for the safety & effectiveness testing. They almost NEVER invent new drugs.


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