U.S. Investments in Medical and health research and development

A new report from Research!America shows total U.S. investment in medical and health R&D grew by 27% from 2013 to 2017, led by industry and the federal government. Academic and other research institutions ramped up their R&D investment substantially over the five-year period, increasing their spending by 27%, while state and local governments increased investments by 17.5%. Despite overall investment growth, medical and health R&D continues to account for just five percent of the total $3.6 trillion in U.S. health spending.

America Speaks, Poll Data Summary

Each year, Research!America publishes America Speaks, a summary of our most recent poll data. We highlight trends and feature quotes from decision-makers. Use America Speaks as a resource when contacting your elected officials, writing letters to the editor, op-eds or articles, giving speeches, and advocating for research to improve health. America Speaks: Poll Data Summary, Volume 19 is our latest release. 

Annual Report

Research!America's annual report is a look back at our accomplishments of the previous year, released at our annual meeting each March. Read our 2018 report


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