The Cost Of Creating A New Drug Now $5 Billion, Pushing Big Pharma To Change

1 09 2013

New Drug Approvals

Susan Desmond-Hellmann

There’s one factor that, as much as anything else, determines how many medicines are invented, what diseases they treat, and, to an extent, what price patients must pay for them: the cost of inventing and developing a new drug, a cost driven by the uncomfortable fact than 95% of the experimental medicines that are studied in humans fail to be both effective and safe.

A new analysis conducted at Forbes puts grim numbers on these costs. A company hoping to get a single drug to market can expect to have spent $350 million before the medicine is available for sale. In part because so many drugs fail, large pharmaceutical companies that are working on dozens of drug projects at once spend $5 billion per new medicine.

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How Much They Cost: R&D Spending Per New Drug

Company Number of new drugs 10 year R&D spending…

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NATURE’S VIAGRA-Health benefits of pomegranate by – By Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar, Ayurveda Expert

1 09 2013

New Drug Approvals


Countless studies have shown the seemingly countless benefits of fruits for a person’s health.

The U.S. Government recommends that people get some servings of fruits every day. Of all the fruits ready in the shop today,

one fruit is at its height of popularity because of its legendary Greek mythology connection and its exoticism-the pomegranate fruit.




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European Commission Approves Genzyme’s Once-Daily, Oral Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Aubagio® (teriflunomide)

1 09 2013

New Drug Approvals


Teriflunomide, HMR-1726, 1726, A-771726, RS-61980, SU-0020,
108605-62-5, 282716-73-8 (monosodium salt)
Aventis Pharma (Originator), Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Llc
Sugen (Licensee)
Antiarthritic Drugs, Disease-Modifying Drugs, Immunologic Neuromuscular Disorders, Treatment of, IMMUNOMODULATING AGENTS, Immunosuppressants, Multiple Sclerosis, Agents for, NEUROLOGIC DRUGS, TREATMENT OF MUSCULOSKELETAL & CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISEASES, Dihydroorotate Dehydrogenase Inhibitors

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–Aug. 30, 2013–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Genzyme, a Sanofi company (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for Aubagio® (teriflunomide) 14 mg, a once-daily, oral therapy indicated for the treatment of adult patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS).

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Teriflunomide (trade name Aubagio, marketed by Sanofi, also known as A77 1726) is the active metabolite of leflunomide.[1]Teriflunomide was investigated in the Phase III clinical trial TEMSO as a medication for multiple sclerosis (MS). The study was completed in July 2010.[2] 2-year results were…

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Hope In A Pill- A crop of small-molecule drugs in development could double the treatment options for people with multiple sclerosis in coming years

1 09 2013

New Drug Approvals


PROMISING PIPELINE Numerous small-molecule drugs are in late-stage development to treat MS


New Crop: Research into multiple sclerosis has yielded a host of drug candidates.EMD Serono

NEW CROP Research into multiple sclerosis has yielded a host of drug candidates.
For people with MS, oral drugs that could address both the immune and neurological components of the disease represent a beacon of hope. “If I could take a pill, I almost wouldn’t mind having this disease,” Sommers says. Mentally gearing up for the weekly shot and the possible side effects takes its toll over the years, he says. Putting aside the syringes “would make it a lot more tolerable,” he says. “I am very excited that there might be some oral drugs down the road.”

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