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A Look at the Year in Generics

  • Sep 9, 2020
  • Pharmacy Benefit Management
The generic pipeline continues to provide significant value to payers and patients as key products in top therapeutic classes lose patent protection.

Ryan Schmidt, associate director of formulary services for Madison, Wisconsin–based Navitus Health Solutions, says that overall, the generic market this past year has been relatively slow.

“There haven’t been many blockbuster generic releases, and the ones that hit the news are generally ‘authorized generics,’ where the manufacturer of the generic product either has an agreement with the brand manufacturer, or in some instances is the brand manufacturer,” he said. “The other thing that limits impact of these releases is a lot of them have come from classes with multiple alternative generic options already, meaning the amount of use in the brand space has been limited.”

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