Tuesday, November 07, 2006

UK and new drugs: "a dog market"!

Who said that!?

To coincide with Ask about Medicines week, the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry has issued a press release and published a manifesto that criticises the lower uptake of new drugs in the UK relative to other selected countries.

New drugs, those that have been available for less than five years, account for 17% market share in the UK while this is 27% in the USA, 24% in Australia and Spain and 22% in France and Germany.

They say it like it's a BAD thing!

Hat tip: Prescribing Advice for GPs

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