The economics of follow-on drug research and development

  title={The economics of follow-on drug research and development},
  author={Joseph A Dimasi and Cherie Paquette},
Objectives: The development of so-called ‘me-too’, or ‘follow-on’, drugs by the pharmaceutical industry has been viewed by some as duplicative and wasteful, while others have argued that these drugs often provide needed therapeutic options and inject some price competition into the marketplace. This study examines data on the trends in the speed with which competitive entry has occurred in the pharmaceutical marketplace and the competitive nature of the industry’s development of these drugs… CONTINUE READING
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