Generics: heading towards consolidation?

Polastro, Enrico; Tulcinsky, Sonia; Baker, John
October 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;10/2/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 37, p26
Trade Publication
The article discusses the status of the generics drugs industry. By 2011, sales of generic drugs are expected to grow by 10-12% a year. Moreover, growth in generics is being fuelled by a number of factors, including a wave of patent expiries for a series of major drugs expected over the period 2006 to 2012. Worldwide demand for generics is estimated at $65 billion or roughly 12% of the total pharmaceuticals market.


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