RPS talks to ITV News about the investment needed to develop drugs

How much does it cost to develop a drug?

Our Deputy Chief Scientist Dr Claire Thompson was interviewed by ITV News at Ten last night about the investment needed for drug development.

Claire was giving context to a news story about Pfizer and Flynn Pharma winning an appeal against a fine imposed by the Competition and Markets Authority for increasing the price of phenytoin sodium, an anti-seizure drug. Her comment provided balance to the story so that viewers could understand how much money pharma has to invest to create new medicines.

Watch the interview here: