09 Jan, 2013Pharmaceutical Innovation: the Patent Cliff


With the fiscal cliff negotiations over for now, we turn our attention to the patent cliff. A lot of industry watchers and participants often discuss how important pharmaceutical innovation is and how patents are the key protection to garner income to cover the high costs of drug development. In the past, we’ve looked at patent-driven innovation by country and the shift from patent to generics. But why do we even need the patent system? What kind of returns are being seen on patents?

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05 Mar, 2012Access Granted: What Happens When the Patent Expires?


The price of pharmaceutical drugs has been an issue of national debate for decades. As many blockbuster drugs face patent expiration in a…

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