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Blockbuster Drugs: The Rise and Fall of the Pharmaceutical Industry

Jie Jack Li


For the world's largest prescription drug manufacturers, the last few years have been a harrowing time. Recently, Pfizer's Lipitor, GlaxoSmithKline's Advair, AstraZeneca's Seroquel, and Sanofi-Aventis and Bristol-Myers Squibb's Plavix all came off patent in the crucial U.S. market. This so-called "patent cliff" meant hundreds of billions of dollars in lost revenue and has pharmaceutical developers scrambling to create new drugs and litigating to extend current patent protections. Having spent most of his career in drug discovery in "big pharma," Dr. Li now delivers an insider's account of how ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199737680
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199737680.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jie Jack Li, author