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ow much does it cost to develop a cancer drug?

A new analysis finds the magic number is $648 million, which is substantially less than an earlier — albeit controversial — estimate of $2.6 billion for the cost to develop any and all new medicines, in general.

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  • Patient cost of monthly Zytiga = $100,000 per year.
    Cost to produce $648,000,000. Query: How much of this “cost” is Government (taxpayer) funds ? Whatever amount alters my calculations !!?
    Number of yearly patients until all costs recouped: 6,480 !!!

    AND, the Pharmaceutical Industry cries “lack of profitability” ?

    Personally, I find this UNCONSCIONABLE!!!!!!

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