Why drugs got harder to develop and what we can do about it.

“In 1953, aged 27, Paul Janssen set up the research laboratory on the third floor of his parents’ Belgian drug import firm from where he would grow his eponymous pharmaceutical company. In the years between the 50s and 90s when he was most active, Janssen and his team developed over 70 new medicines, many of which are still in use today. Such prolificacy is unlikely to be repeated any time soon; if current trends hold, a drug discovery scientist starting their career today is likely to retire without ever having worked on a single drug that makes it to market.” learn more

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