In today’s environment, Pharmaceutical companies find themselves in a bind. Until recently, if drugs made over $500 Million in annual revenue within 3 to 5 years of launch, they were considered hugely successful. They were a support to an extensive company portfolio and a component of greater company profit.
However, things have changed. The standards for a successful drug have become much higher and much more dangerous. With so many revenue-producing drugs going off patent, companies are facing large holes in their balance sheets and sales that are increasingly slow.
Plus, with the stakes high and available funds low, pipelines are drying up. Add to this the closer scrutiny of safety issues, the rise of Generics, slower physician acceptance and adoption of new therapies, and the Pharma Industry is in trouble.
More and more, companies are expecting marketers to be instrumental at the key moment of launch, and marketers are under extreme pressure. To deliver on the high hopes of Pharmaceutical brand launch, companies must engage in comprehensive pre-launch planning.
In this report we analyze why launch is increasingly important, the issues involved in pre-launch planning, including key organizational strategies, marketing tactics, regulatory considerations, global issues, and methods for ensuring the most effective plans.