Research Grants

Funding For:

Debunking the Myth that High Drug Prices Accelerate Innovation

Prescription Drugs


Avik Roy, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP)

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2023 - Mar 01, 2024



Summary of the Project:

The United States has the highest prescription drug prices in the world. A common argument used to justify high prices is that lowering them will harm innovation and the development of new cures. This study will examine large and small drug companies to compare how effectively each invests their research and development spending into new and innovative cures and treatments. Findings will inform policy efforts to bring down the cost of prescription drugs for patients.

Grantee Publications

March 1, 2024

No Contest: Small Pharma Innovates Better than Big Pharma

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Author: Gregg Girvan