The Effect of Price on Pharmaceutical R&D
14 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2007
Date Written: June 1, 2007
This work extends prior research that finds drug development is driven by demand factors such as mortality rates of the diseases new drugs are aimed at. Here we find that the number of drugs in the development pipeline is strongly positively related to the price of existing drugs treating those diseases.
Keywords: pharmaceuticals, R&D, patents
JEL Classification: O34, I11
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