Reportlinker Adds Brand Erosion Post-Patent Expiry - An analysis of small molecule brand erosion post-patent expiry
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IntroductionPharma is facing slowing sales growth in the developed pharmaceutical markets, driven by increasing generic competition. However, the speed and severity of brand erosion is by no means equal across countries, prescribing setting, therapy area and formulation type; factors which are of key importance when managing and forecasting branded drug sales.
Features and benefits* Analyzes brand erosion (in terms of volume and value) in the US, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Australia China and Russia* Assesses brand erosion across the two major prescribing settings (retail and hospital)* Examines brand erosion across the various different therapy areas* Analyzes brand erosion according to drug formulation (oral, oral long lasting, parenteral and other formulation types)
HighlightsBrands tended not to experience generic erosion in China following patent expiry since they often face generic competition from the outset, and instead continue to grow both in terms of volume and value. Brand erosion was greater in terms of speed and severity in the hospital setting most likely reflecting the greater brand loyalty among patients in the retail setting. In ter