drug development costs This week, drug development costs & clinical trial diversity are our Hot Topics!

1. Developing a Drug Costs $2.6 Billion, but not Everyone Believes This  Drug development is very costly, estimates vary but totals are well over $2 Billion.

2. Success or failure, feds want trial results posted online  No matter the outcome, federal regulators want clinical trial results to be posted, this is part of a move to increase transparency in R&D.

3. Cardiac clinical trials short on diversity in age, race, gender Because women, elderly, and racial minorities are not properly represented in trials for cardiac patients, the recommendations doctors use to treat heart problems, may not be best.