Brand-name drug companies continue to break research and development spending promise

Vogel, Lauren
August 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, pE519
Academic Journal
The article presents the result of the annual report of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board that indicates the continued failure of brand-name drug companies in Canada in fulfilling its promise regarding research and development spending. It states that Canadians are still paying the highest prices internationally for brand-name drugs despite low domestic investments. R&D President Russell Williams blames the economic recession and patient access gaps for the decline in R&D spending.


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