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Article / 2014

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Supply-Chain Trends to 2020

  • Guy Villax
Pharmaceutical Technology Europe, August 2014
A breach in the pharmaceutical supply chain is only the tip of the iceberg.
Innovators (Big Pharma and biotech companies) are today a minority player supplying only about 20% of the world’s medicines. At present, the vast majority of medicines are generic—the fruits of the best science of the 20th century can now be enjoyed for a few cents a pill.