Biomedical Research and Development
Price Index (BRDPI)
This index reflects the rising cost of personnel, supplies, and equipment needed to conduct research, and
indicates how much the NIH budget must increase to maintain purchasing power. The NIH and NCI budgets
peaked in FY2003 and have not kept pace with Biomedical Research and Development Price Index (BRDPI).
As a result, the NIH and NCI have lost $5.5 billion and $1 billion in purchasing power since FY200332.
“In order to win the war against cancer, we must fund the war against cancer.”
President George W. Bush
Remarks on Preventive Cancer Screenings, September 18, 2002