The expanding world market of generic pharmaceuticals
Brems, Yannik, Seville, J. and Baeyens, J.. (2011) The expanding world market of generic pharmaceuticals. Journal of Generic Medicines : The Business Journal for the Generic Medicines Sector, Vol.8 (No.4). pp. 227-239. ISSN 1741-1343Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1741134311429752
The advantages of generic pharmaceuticals are acknowledged by policy makers worldwide, provided efficient national policies are in place, generics are available at reduced prices, drive competition and innovation, enhance access to essential medicines, ensure supply continuity, stimulate economic development, and generate savings for healthcare systems.
This paper reviews the world market of generic pharmaceuticals, with special emphasis on the current situation and expected future development. Besides providing a global picture, different regions are separately examined by both assessing recent market analyses data, and by including recent literature on generics and their role in enhancing access to essential medicines. In view of the challenges in developing countries, the Republic of South Africa is dealt with in more detail. The analysis stresses the importance of this highly dynamic and competitive market, expected to continue to grow in the future, thus remaining an attractive business for new entrants, for mergers and for acquisitions
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Engineering|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Generic Medicines : The Business Journal for the Generic Medicines Sector|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 227-239|
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