Generic Pharmaceuticals

The generic segment produces copies of innovative pharmaceuticals with the same active ingredient, strength, dosage form, and route of administration.


Biopharmaceuticals are pharmaceuticals that are biological, or cell-based drugs.

Innovative Pharmaceuticals

Innovative pharmaceuticals are chemically-derived drugs developed following extensive R&D efforts in terms of clinical trials in both humans and animals.

The Pharmaceuticals industry is Highly Concentrated. The production in this industry is dominated by a small amount of large firms that are able to shape the industry’s direction and price levels.

Primary Demand Drivers

  • Desire to cure illness and disease

Profitability Drivers

  • Ability to discover and market new drugs
  • Evolving medical and pharmaceutical technologies

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The pharmaceutical industry is defined as the discovery, development, and manufacture of drugs and medications. It’s widespread, including research, chemicals, and the regulation and involvement of government agencies.  However, the characteristics of the pharmaceutical industry differ by region.  Today, we’ll look at the key aspects of this sprawling industry in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the United States.

Drug prices in America have become an issue for many. Medications can cost two and three times more in the United States than they do in European countries. A drug that treats arthritis, psoriasis and other similar conditions, Humira, costs $822 dollars in Iceland but $2,669 in America.


  1. SelectUSA (Date Accessed: 6/1/2017)