This compendium of facts and figures relating to the pharmaceutical industry and global health aims to provide a snapshot of the work this industry undertakes today. This publication examines the most recent data on pharmaceutical innovation and global health, access to medicines and healthcare systems, as well as the economic footprint of the pharmaceutical industry. The information further illustrates that the research-based pharmaceutical industry is one of the most innovative sectors in the world, which over the past century has played a unique role in developing new and improved medicines and vaccines to prevent and treat diseases.
This is a unique industry. IFPMA members employ over two million of people who are proud to participate in this crucial endeavor. Their work saves millions lives and helps those suffering from disease to recover and lead more productive lives. IFPMA presents this publication to underline the ongoing commitment of the research-based pharmaceutical industry to improving the quality of life for all people worldwide.
We hope that sharing some of the most recent and relevant facts and figures relating to our work can add value to evidence-based policymaking in the global health arena.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: PHARMACEUTICAL INNOVATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH....................................7
A Look into the Pharmaceutical Industry R&D Pipeline
Pharmaceutical Industry R&D Investments
Pharmaceutical R&D and its Impact on Global Health
R&D for Diseases that Disproportionately Affect the Developing World
CHAPTER 2: ACCESS TO MEDICINES AND HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS....................................25
Distribution of Wealth and Health Outcomes
Healthcare Spending and Workforce
Barriers to Access to Medicines and Healthcare
The Role of Pharmaceutical Products in Healthcare
Pharmaceutical Industry’s Contribution to Improving Global Health
Healthcare Achievements and Challenges
CHAPTER 3: ECONOMIC FOOTPRINT OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY ....................41
Pharmaceutical R&D and Production
Pharmaceutical Industry Employment
Transfer of Technology
Trade in Pharmaceuticals
The Pharmaceutical Market
Generic versus Branded Pharmaceutical Products
Tables and Figures