Here's an interesting post from the In the Pipeline blog that comments on the amount of R&D spending that is seen in Big Pharma versus what occurs in all sorts of other industries. It turns out that Big Pharma spends more as a percentage of sales than any other industry besides semi-conductors. That is eye opening to a degree -- eh?
The post also provides a link to the Booz study that was the source of this information and lays out R&D spending for a host of industries. It is a good reference piece to have I'm certain.
Posted by Bruce Lehr May 20th 2013.