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The North America Pharmaceuticals Sectors : A Company and Industry Analysis (December 2003) Product Image

The North America Pharmaceuticals Sectors : A Company and Industry Analysis (December 2003)

  • Published: December 2003
  • Region: America, North America, United States
  • 24 pages
  • Mergent

Current Environment - Key Points
- Eli Lily & Co's Forteo, a fragment of the parathyroid hormone, was approved last year in the US for treating severe osteoporosis
Another new market entrant, Levitra released by GlaxoSmithKilne, has captured half of the new prescriptions written for impotency since its launch in the early September
- Drug counterfeiting became a prominent issue in the US this year, with drug distributors recalling as many as 200,000 bottles of the cholesterol-lowering drug, Lipitor
According to the FDA, many of the bottles contained counterfeit pills which originated outside the US
- Mergers and acquisitions have been as popular as ever this year in pharmaceutical sector
Pfizer Inc took over Pharmacia Corp on April 16, merging the world's two fastest-growing and most innovative companies
- Canada's pharmaceutical and medicine industry is the fifth-largest and fourth-fastest growing of the high-knowledge manufacturing sectors
- Merger and acquisition activity in Canada has declined following the terrorist attack of 9/11 and market uncertainty over the war in Iraq
Despite uncertainties, the prospect for pharmaceutical industry READ MORE >

Current Environment- US
- Sector Overview
- Sector Performance
- Leading Companies- Results
- Pharmaceutical Outsourcing
- Mergers and Acquisitions
Current Environment -
Canada

- Sector Overview
- Sector Performance
- Leading Companies
- Mergers and Acquisitions
Industry Profile - US
- Size and Value
- Research and Development
- Sector Investment
- Policies and Regulations
Industry Profile - Canada
- Size and Value
- Research and Development
- Sector Investment
- Policies and Regulations
Market Trends and Outlook
- Pharmaceutical Packaging
- Health Problems Increase
Demand for Drugs
- The Fight against Fake Drugs
- The Growth in Dietary
Supplements
- Pharmaceutical Direct-to-
Consumer Spending Grows
- Market Outlook
The Scope of This Report
Key References
Comparative Data
Sales Contacts

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