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Health Policy Updates: September 16 2017

There were a couple of great articles in JAMA Internal Medicine this week on cancer drug development and pricing.

The first, discussed in this NYTimes article, did a thorough job of tallying the total R&D cost to bring a new cancer drug to market. The study authors ended up with a significantly lower number than has been reported in the past.

“Following approval, the 10 drugs together brought in $67 billion, the researchers also concluded — a more than sevenfold return on investment. Nine out of 10 companies made money, but revenues varied enormously. One drug had not yet earned back its development costs.”

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Health Policy Updates: April 24 2016

I saw this in the last issue of National Geographic, and had to include it. This infographic shows the C-section rate across different countries – and demonstrates that in most places, it is way too high.

C-section rates across different countries
C-section rates across different countries

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