Essay on Top 50 Global Pharma Companies 2014 Pharmaceutical Executive

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www.PharmExec.com PHARMACEUTICAL EXECUTIVE Pharma 50 ELECTRONICALLY REPRINTED FROM JUNE 2014 A Pharma 50 Insight: The Accelerating Growth of Specialty Markets By Waseem Noor and Michael Kleinrock, IMS Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Company headquarters [website] Photo: Thinkstock highlight of the Pharma 50 ranking over the last few years is the steady upward trajectory of companies with a strong franchise in specialty medicines. Specialty markets are appealing to companies that have a strong research and development pipeline, are prioritizing serious unmet medical needs, and are taking a more personalized approach to the traditional relationship between physicians and patients. This is why we find it appropriate to examine in more…show more content…
There is an assumption that high prices limit the potential for these drugs in these non-traditional markets—in fact, sales are growing, though not always for the originators of the ­molecules. As companies continue to invest in this space, a key area of interest is better understanding of the historical growth trends in specialty. Such context is critical to answering this question: which are the areas that Pharma 50 companies should concentrate their investments to expand and grow into the next decade? 2013 Rx Sales 2013 R&D spend (USD in mln) (USD in mln) 2013 Top-selling Drug [USD in mln] 11 Thousand Oaks, California [amgen.com] Amgen $18,192 $3,941.0 Enbrel [4,551] 12 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Petach Tikva, Israel [tevapharm.com] $17,563 $1,422.0 Copaxone [4,328] 13 Leverkusen, Germany [bayer.com] Bayer $15,594 $2,710.0 Kogenate [1,597] 14 Bagsvaerd, Denmark [novonordisk.com] Novo Nordisk $14,886 $2,089.9 NovoRapid [3,001] 15 Boehringer Ingelheim Ingelheim, Germany [boehringer-ingelheim.com] $14,468 $3,246.7 Spiriva [4,719] 16 Takeda Osaka, Japan [takeda.com] $13,591 $3,351.6 Biopress [1,256] 17 Bristol-Myers Squibb New York, New York [bms.com] $12,306 $3,715.0 Reyataz [1,551] 18 Foster City, California [gilead.com] Gilead Sciences $10,804 $2,056.4 Atripla [3,648] 19 Tokyo, Japan [astellas.com] Astellas Pharma $10,431 $2,132.3 Prograf [1,755] 20
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