Bad methods at the heart of drug discovery costs

AVACTA | February 18, 2016

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The cost of newly licensed drugs are high and getting higher. Over the past 50 years the cost of cancer drugs has increased by a hundredfold and our spending on speciality drugs is expected to double again by 2020. Whilst R&D is expensive, human biology is complex and the regulatory hurdles the Pharma industry has to leap are significant, new research suggests that the real reason for the soaring prices of new medicines may be that the methods being used in drug discovery are wrong.

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