Pharmaceutical Industry: Life Beyond the Patent Cliff  [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pharmaceutical Industry: Life Beyond the Patent Cliff [INFOGRAPHIC]

A new Accenture study shows that the negative impact from sales lost to patent expiration peaked in 2012 and will lessen.

Accenture discovered some positive trends after analyzing the financial performance of the 16 largest, pure biopharmaceutical companies over the past 7 years.

From 2013 on their findings show:

The negative impact from sales lost to patent expiration peaked in 2012 and will lessen.

The ratio of revenue from the pipeline and current portfolio compared to sales lost from patent expiry will improve.

Select companies are showing notably improved performance.

"Investors are looking beyond the patent crisis and valuing companies that have clearly articulated a path to sustainable growth and are making substantial strategic and operational changes to achieve their growth objectives," the company said. 

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