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Sunday 17 April 2011
The Patent Cliff: A Coda
As a coda to today's post, attention is drawn to the attached article here that appeared on Bloomberg with a by-line date of April 15th ("Drugmakers Posed to Report Biggest Decline Since 2006"). The losses are attribute the fact that "the companies cope with record patent losses in 2011."
And so the challenge to Pharma becomes increasingly immediate and increasingly substantial.