In the early 1990s, Professor David Price was tasked with reducing the high prescribing costs of inhaled steroids, a key component in asthma management, at a primary care center in Norwich. Despite an increase in inhaled steroid prescriptions, his real-life study showed a decrease in asthma patient admissions and overall costs compared to neighboring practices. This was a groundbreaking finding, as it demonstrated the cost-effectiveness of increased use of inhaled steroids in asthma management. Today, evidence-based guidelines for asthma management recommend inhaled steroids, and Professor Price went on to found the Observational and Pragmatic Research Institute (OPRI) to further real-life research. OPRI is now an internationally-recognized research institute providing real-life research solutions.
OPRI Research & Development
The Observational & Pragmatic Research Institute Pte Ltd (OPRI) is an independent research institute with a focus on improving patient lives through global research and innovation. Founded in Singapore in 2014, OPRI is supported by a longstanding UK-based affiliate research unit. OPRI's funded research supports novel R&D programs in Singapore and around the world, with the aim of becoming a flagship R&D facility in the country.