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Generic Solid Dosage Forms Maintain their Rapid Rate of Expansion

11-17-2016 10:48 AM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: Greystone Research Associates

(Amherst, NH) – Generic drugs are re-shaping the pharmaceutical industry, and the pace of activity shows no signs of slowing. Nowhere is the rate of change happening more quickly than in solid dosage forms. Because of the relatively low barriers to entry, generic solid dosage forms – better known as tablets and capsules – are outstripping all other drug categories in terms of market authorization approvals. In the year 2000, 142 applications for generic solid dosage forms were approved by the FDA. In 2015 that number was 755.

This segment is a rapidly evolving and highly unpredictable environment that has been presenting challenges to decision makers attempting to map strategies for success. There are currently 597 distinct APIs for which there is at least one approved generic solid dosage form ANDA. These 597 APIs account for 4,229 approved ANDAs. Including all approved doses, the current universe of generic solid dosage forms consists of 9,687 unique tablet and capsule products. These products are marketed and supplied by more than 800 companies.

Competition among the various drug and therapeutic classes is uneven, with the top ten segments accounting for a disproportionate level of activity and revenue. Understanding the underlying factors affecting business performance is key to attaining financial targets.

In terms of therapeutic classes, neurology, cardiology and anti-infectives including antimicrobial agents are the most competitive segments, representing more than half of all marketed generic tablet and capsule products on a unique product basis.

Generic solid dosage forms are detailed in a new and comprehensive report researched and written by Greystone Research Associates. Generic Solid Dosage Forms: Products, Markets, Players and Outlook analyzes generic tablet and capsule products and the indications and therapeutic classes in which they compete. The report includes analysis of competitive factors, ANDA filing strategies, market growth trends and strategic and economic factors, and provides assessments of the market presence of sector participants.

More information is available at http://www.greystoneassociates.org

Source: Greystone Research Associates

About Greystone

Greystone Research Associates is a medical technology consulting firm focused on the areas of medical market strategy, product commercialization, venture development, and market research. We assist medical and healthcare market participants in achieving their business objectives through the creation of detailed development strategies, product commercialization programs, and comprehensive market and technology research and analysis. Our market research publications are designed, researched and written to provide timely and insightful information and data on focused market segments, with the aim of providing market participants with the essential knowledge to refine and execute their marketing plans and financial targets.

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