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EXPENDITURE ON PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

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Definition:
Expenditure on pharmaceutical industry research and development refers to research and development activities undertaken by the corporate sector in order to develop new compounds to correct somatic or psychic dysfunction or to improve individuals’ state of health, irrespective of the source of funding.

Source Publication:
OECD Health Data 2001: A Comparative Analysis of 30 Countries, OECD, Paris, 2001, data sources, definitions and methods.

Statistical Theme: Health statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Sunday, November 11, 2001