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Table 1 Spending on R&Da and promotion as a percent of sales industry-wide

From: Pharmaceutical company spending on research and development and promotion in Canada, 2013-2016: a cohort analysis

Year Total R&D spending ($000) Promotion spending ($000) Ratio R&D to promotion spending
Detailing and journal advertising top 50 drugs Estimated total promotion based on data from 2002-2005 Promotion for top 50 drugs Estimated total promotion
2013 798,300 550,871 912,000 1.45 0.88
2014 792,200 552,797 916,000 1.43 0.86
2015 869,100 562,926 932,000 1.54 0.93
2016 918,200 421,434 697,000 2.18 1.32
  1. aResearch and development