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Future of Pharmaceuticals

Nov, 2018

Digital technology and advances in science have resulted in breakthroughs which have transformed healthcare, so what are the issues facing the pharmaceuticals industry? The Future of Pharmaceuticals special report, published in The Times, covers the major challenges, from preparation for the next pandemic to the disruptive impact of Amazon’s recent involvement in online pharmacy. A crackdown on fake medicines, relative benefits of generic drugs and exciting possibilities offered by biosimilars are featured, alongside comment on the enduring importance of the human touch and an infographic exploring what drug might be most needed in the future


Anticipating the most needed drug in the future is a key role of pharmaceutical companies and recent years have seen a big shift in focus to cancer treatments, which are expected to make up almost one fifth of all drug sales by 2024