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About the study: In this cross-sectional study of 60 new therapeutic agents approved by the Food and Drug Administration from 2009 to 2018, there was no association between estimated research and development investments and treatment costs based on list prices at product launch. or on the basis of net prices. price one year after launch. The results of this study suggest that pharmaceutical companies should make additional data available if they want to use this argument to justify high prices.

Authors: Olivier J. Wouters, Ph.D., of the London School of Economics and Political Science, is the corresponding author.

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