Articles on key issues related to the pharma industry from the heads of leading pharmaceutical companies and pharma industry experts across the globe. The pharma industry articles' section focuses on current and emerging issues in areas such as Strategic developments in the pharma industry, pharmaceutical R&D, drug discovery, clinical trials, pharmaceutical manufacturing, biopharmaceuticals, and information technology.
In Asias pharmaceutical market size was approximately USD billion with Japan making up about half of the market with a domestic consumption of about USD billion The average per capita consumption in Asia a population of billion people stood at USD per person In contrast with the US at USD and Euro...
Opportunities and Challenges
Generic drugs are a proven costeffective strategy for containing drug expenditure
WHOs Medicines Strategy Framework for action in Essential Drugs Medicines Policy
World Health Organization WHO is actively encouraging development of drug policies based on the
The large number of patent expirations decreasing RD productivity and high costs of drug development are forcing big pharmaceutical companies to outsource their RD operations to other locations Asia is proving to be the most preferred destination to carry out their drug development activities Availa...