The Impact of Generic Competition on Brand Name Market Shares - Evidence from Micro Data
AbstractThis paper analyses how market shares for brand name drugs are affected by generic competition. The analysis is based on micro data for twelve original drugs, wich are all subject to generic competition. For five of these drugs, we find that the price of the original relative to the average price of the generic substitutes significantly affects the market share of the original. In addition, the introduction of a so called
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Umeå University, Department of Economics in its series Umeå Economic Studies with number 462.
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Date of creation: 27 Feb 1998
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