This is a PhRMA site, so I guess it qualifies as PR :1 = Number of new medicines that result from every 5,000-10,000 compounds screened 10-15 = Number of years required to make a medicine 70,000 = Number of scientists researching new medicines in America's pharmaceutical companies $38,800,000,000 = Spending on research and development of new medicines by pharmaceutical companies in 2003. This is nearly five times larger than 1990 levels. $802,000,000 = Average cost to develop one medicine. This amount is up from $138 million in 1975 and $318 million in 1987 (2000 dollars) 3 out of 10 = Number of new medicines that produce revenues that match or exceed average research and development costs over 1,000 = Number of medicines in development over 300 = Number of new medicines approved between 1993 and 2003 nearly 250 = Number of medicines to treat rare diseases (affecting fewer than 200,000 in the U.S.) approved by the FDA in the last two decades $4.44 = Amount saved in hospital costs for every $1 spent on medicines 50-60% = Portion of cancer survival increases attributable to new medicines 70% = Decrease in AIDS death rate since advent of new medicines in 1995 10.5¢ = Portion of every dollar spent on health care that goes to prescription medicines 11-12 = Years of effective patent life for medicines - about 6-7 years shorter than other products http://www.innovation.org/index.cfm/ToolsandResources/FactSheets/Innovation_by_the_Numbers
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