Generic Manufacturers Try To Up Their Game As US Pressure Persists
With US generic drug price erosion running at double digits, 2017 is expected to be a challenging year for the generic drug sector. Manufacturers are looking increasingly to complex generics, injectables and biosimilars as an offset, but it's unclear if wins in those areas will be enough to bridge the growth divide.
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