"21st Century Cures" Could Revolutionize Biotech
May 26, 2015 at 05:00 AM EDT
No one is thrilled with the way new drugs and medical devices come to market in the U.S. - not the biotech and pharmaceutical companies, not the regulators at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or National Institutes of Health (NIH), not physicians, and certainly not patients desperately in need of new therapies. The process is hugely expensive and incredibly slow. According to the Tuft's Center for the Study of Drug Development, the average cost of bringing a new prescription drug from lab to market now tops $2.5 billion and takes more than 10 years. That can make for a real thrill ride where investors are concerned, as share price for a pre-profit biotech can rise and fall dramatically and unpredictably with every related data release, financial report, news item, or regulatory hiccup over an entire decade, making long-term investment a crapshoot, at best. But new regulations on the table could change everything for biotech investors and critically ill patients... Tags: 21st century care act , Biotech , biotech investing , biotech stocks , how to invest in biotech , should I invest in biotech To get full access to all Money Morning content, click here About Money Morning: Money Morning gives you access to a team of ten market experts with more than 250 years of combined investing experience – for free . Our experts – who have appeared on FOXBusiness, CNBC, NPR, and BloombergTV – deliver daily investing tips and stock picks, provide analysis with actions to take, and answer your biggest market questions. Our goal is to help our millions of e-newsletter subscribers and Moneymorning.com visitors become smarter, more confident investors. Disclaimer: © 2015 Money Morning and Money Map Press. All Rights Reserved. Protected by copyright of the United States and international treaties. Any reproduction, copying, or redistribution (electronic or otherwise, including the world wide web), of content from this webpage, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of Money Morning. 16 W. Madison St. Baltimore, MD, 21201. The post "21st Century Cures" Could Revolutionize Biotech appeared first on Money Morning - We Make Investing Profitable .