Drug companies face pressure on profits

Josefson, Deborah
January 2002
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/12/2002, Vol. 324 Issue 7329, p65
Academic Journal
Reports on pressure related to profits facing major pharmaceutical corporations in the United States. Expected impact on drug companies such as Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Schering-Plough, and Pharmacia; Impact on popular prescription brand name drugs and their generic equivalents; How reduced profits may endanger investment in research and development and ultimately future healthcare progress; Comparison to Canada and much of Europe where prescription drug costs are regulated by government; Impact of higher drug prices.


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