An aging population with more chronic illnesses is driving demand for the Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing industry, while regulatory provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act expand consumer access to prescription insurance and provide increased opportunities for product development. In the coming years, healthcare reform will benefit the industry through expanded insurance coverage for prescription drugs, an improved generic drug approval process and an established approval pathway for biosimilars.
Generic pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturers develop prescription and over-the-counter drug products that are used to prevent or treat illnesses in humans or animals. Generic drugs are produced and distributed without patent protection, and industry operators are not significantly engaged in the research and development of new drugs. The industry does not include manufacturers of nutritional supplements or cosmetic beauty products.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.