Executive Prophesies Vision for the Future
For the pharma industry, the year 2002 brought unprecedented competition, pricing pressures, public scrutiny, and ever-increasing regulation, all exacerbated by a weak economy. (See "Defining Events," pages 50-56.) Although a few companies forged new partnerships and produced life-saving treatments, many more struggled to meet the industry's challenges. And no road map exists to guide them through today's continuing market pressures or to help them anticipate tomorrow's challenges.