Patent-extending tactics trouble generics makers

Chater, Amanda
August 2006
Drug Store News;8/28/2006, Vol. 28 Issue 10, p56
Trade Publication
The article provides an overview of the performance of the generic drug industry in the United States. It describes the impact of the expirations of branded drugs' patents on the industry. Generic drug sales increased by 20.6 percent to $22.3 billion in 2005. It is estimated that $64 billion worth of brand-name medication will come off patent by 2010.


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