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Why are Drugs So Expensive?

  • 99.6%

    99.6% of more than 400 drug trials for Alzheimers failed over a 10 year period.

    Drug trials can cost as much as $150 million, which is the amount that Eli Lilly recently took as a write off for severance costs after a recent failure.

— Source: Wall Street Journal, January 22, 2017, Drug Firm’s Great White Whale