... around 62,000 people, many of them highly-skilled graduates, in the UK.
The majority of UK medical research is still supported by the pharmaceutical industry.
The value of UK pharmaceutical exports was £22.5 billion in 2011, more than £280,000 per employee.
Research and development expenditure by the pharmaceutical industry in Britain amounted to £4.85 billion in 2011, or around £13.2 million a day.
… from initial discovery to developing it into a product that can be safely given to patients. The cost of this process is about £1.15 billion.