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SAFC: The Age of the Blockbuster Drug has ‘Disappeared’

9:19 AM MST | November 24, 2008 | Alex Scott

Sigma-Aldrich Fine Chemicals (SAFC), the fastest-growing division within the Sigma-Aldrich group, says it is adapting its business model to the “significantly” changing business environment. A fundamental change is the shift by big pharmaceutical companies away from blockbuster pharma products toward lower-volume, specialty drugs, says Frank Wicks, president of SAFC. Wicks: More flexibility is required. Pharma companies stand to lose $55 billion in sales during the next five years as a slew of drugs go off patent. “The specter of the blockbuster...

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