Pharmaceuticals - S&P Industry Surveys


Pharmaceuticals - S&P Industry Surveys
Published Jun 22, 2017
65 pages — Published Jun 22, 2017
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...Over the past few years, the pharmaceuticals industry has been under significant pressure due to ongoing scrutiny over high drug prices. There have been several high-profile cases where consumers, the media, and ultimately, Congress expressed significant concern over drug prices. In several cases, Congress held hearings and the negative perception created an overhang in the industry. However, CFRA thinks the most adverse impact on the industry was Hillary Clinton making high drug prices a key topic during her presidential campaign. If elected, Clinton promised to push for proposals to prevent the "excessive" increase in medicines, such as Turing Pharmaceuticals 5,555% price increase for generic drug Daraprim in September 2015 and Mylan s almost 500% price increase for its anti-anaphylactic shock injector EpiPen in August 2016. In each instance, the share prices of pharmaceutical firms fell sharply in response to Clinton s words. Even though Clinton lost the presidential election, the focus...

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S&P Industry Surveys—Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys track more than 50 North American industries. Each report is authored by a Standard & Poor's industry research analyst and includes information about the current industry environment, industry trends, key industry ratios and statistics, how to analyze a company, a glossary of terms and a comparative company financial analysis.

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