Given the coming demand and pressures to curb health care spending, the timing seems perfect for an unusually large number of brand-name drugs to shed their patents in the next five years. Drug manufacturers are granted 20-year market exclusivity on their drugs. This year alone some 26 drugs are expected to lose their patents, according to estimates compiled by Medco Health Solutions. The five biggest dollar volume drugs generating over $1 billion are ready to make the conversion within ...

REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account

Why Register for FREE?

Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick.  What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive a complimentary copy of SN's salary survey sent to you by email.
 

Click here to read the FAQ page if you have any questions (opens in a new window)
 

Attention Paid Print Subscribers:  While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.

Already registered? here.