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R&D productivity: on the comeback trail

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Figure 1: Number and aggregate peak sales value of new therapeutic drugs by year of FDA approval.
Figure 2: R&D productivity data.


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The authors of this article are employees of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a management consultancy that works with the world's leading biopharmaceutical companies on R&D productivity issues. The research for this specific article was funded by BCG's Health Care practice.

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Schulze, U., Baedeker, M., Chen, Y. et al. R&D productivity: on the comeback trail. Nat Rev Drug Discov 13, 331–332 (2014).

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