This Deloitte report is the fourth in an annual series exploring the pharmaceutical industry’s performance in generating a return from its investment in new product innovation. For the last four years Deloitte and Thomson Reuters have analysed the performance of the top 12 life sciences companies by estimating the projected financial returns from the investment in their late stage pipelines. The cohort of companies comprises the 12 companies reporting the highest absolute research and development (R&D) spend for 2008-2009. The late stage pipeline includes those compounds which are either in Phase III development or submitted for approval.
This year’s research highlights: