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The Contribution of the United States, Europe and Japan in Discovering New Drugs: 1982–2003

  • Henry Grabowski
Part of the Economía de la Salud y Gestión Sanitaria book series (SESGS)

Abstract

In an article published in Health Affairs in 2006, Grabowski and Wang (G&W) examined trends in the introduction of new chemical entities (NCEs) worldwide from 1982 to 20031. Although there is a well documented decline over time in total worldwide introductions, we found various quality indicators such as the number of global, first-in-class, biotech and orphan drugs exhibited more positive trends. U.S. headquartered firms also assumed a strong leadership position in terms of being the initial introducers of the most novel compounds including first-in-class, biotech and orphan drugs.

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Orphan Drug Health Affair Exchange Rate Fluctuation Proportionality Ratio Drug Introduction 
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