TITLE

Patent-extending tactics trouble generics makers

AUTHOR(S)
Chater, Amanda
PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
Drug Store News;8/28/2006, Vol. 28 Issue 10, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
22273258

 

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