Professor Margaret Kyle on Whether Pharmaceutical Innovations are Rewarded

Our friends at Oxfirst are hosting another interesting webinar on March 14, 2018 at 15.00 BST and 16.00 CET.  The webinar is titled, “Are Important Innovations Rewarded?  Evidence from Pharmaceutical Markets.”  The presenter is Professor Margaret Kyle.  Here is a description of the presentation: This research focuses on the relationship between therapeutic value and different measures of market rewards (the number of patents, price, market share, and total revenues) of a new treatment. Using an assessment of therapeutic value provided by the French Haute Authorité de Santé (HAS), I find a weak relationship between most measures of rewards and this assessment of therapeutic value, suggesting that the returns to developing a “me-too” product are not very different from developing treatments with greater therapeutic effects. One interpretation is that the HAS score is a poor assessment of therapeutic value, in which case…

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