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Rapidly Rising Clinical Trial Costs Worry Researchers

Rapidly Rising Clinical Trial Costs Worry Researchers

Roger Collier. CMAJ.

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Figure 1: Amount spent by the Canadian pharmaceutical industry on clinical trails. Source: Patented Medicine Prices Review Board.
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Figure 2: Number of clinical trial applications in Canada for pharmaceutical and biological products. Source: Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada.
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Figure. The boom in pharmaceutical development in recent decades has yielded so many new drugs that it has become increasingly difficult for drug companies to prove their products are better than those already on the market. To detect modest benefits, companies must run bigger and more expensive clinical trials. Image by: Reuters/Regis Duvignau

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