Drug Discontinuation: Why Pharma Companies Frequently Stop Making Generic Drugs

Executive Summary

  • Much of the focus in the pharmaceutical industry is on new drugs.
  • What is left out of the equation is the discontinuation of generic drugs.


Often pharmaceutical pricing is just accepted without considering the reasons for such high costs.

The Rubix Cube of Pharmaceutical Pricing

The US pharmaceutical licensing, manufacturing, supply chain, and insurance systems are configured and trying to understand all of it is like trying to solve a Rubix Cube. This one side of the cube is how generic drugs end up being discontinued or having their supply temporarily restricted.

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