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Roche's $156 R&D hourly rate

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The hourly cost of drug development at Roche, according to the company's promotional video, is 142.8 Swiss francs, or $156.50. One medicine – and Roche doesn't say which one – cost around a billion Swiss francs to develop and took a precise 7,000,874 person hours.

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