The Intensity of Competition After Patent Expiry in Pharmaceuticals. A Cross-Country Analysis
Revue d'Economie Industrielle, Vol. 99, pp.107-132, 2002
Posted: 19 Nov 2007
This paper constitutes an attempt at investigating processes of dynamic competition in pharmaceuticals, with reference to the nature and intensity of price competition in relation to patent expiry.
We focus on what happens to drug prices and to the diffusion of multi-source products both before and after patent expiry, in relation to different regulatory regimes.
Keywords: Pharmaceutical industry, Price competition, Generic entry, Market regulation
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