Publically funded research has enormous impact on the the development of meaningful new therapeutics


“A study of the 21 drugs introduced between 1965 and 1992 that were considered by experts to have had the highest therapeutic impact on society found that public funding of research was instrumental in the development of 15 of the 21 drugs.”

http://www.faseb.org/portals/2/pdfs/opa/2008/nih_research_benefits.pdf

“The Benefits of Medical Research and the Role of the NIH”
US Senate: Office of the Chairman, Connie Mack
May 2000

I recommend using these references alongside:
1 (most innovative drugs are developed by unis & biotech / more than 30% of new drugs originate in unis)

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