Evergreening, patent challenges, and effective market life in pharmaceuticals
AbstractObservers worry that generic patent challenges are on the rise and reduce the effective market life of drugs. A related concern is that challenges disproportionately target high-sales drugs, reducing market life for these “blockbusters.”
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Volume (Year): 31 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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Pharmaceuticals; Patents; Innovation; Hatch–Waxman;
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