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EvaluatePharma Orphan Drug Report 2015


EvaluateMedTech World Preview 2015, Outlook to 2020

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With 2020 worldwide sales forecast at $178 billion, the orphan drug market is expected to grow by 11.7% per year, (CAGR 2015 to 2020) nearly doubling the yearly growth of the overall prescription drug market.

Moreover, worldwide orphan drug sales will account for 20.2% of worldwide prescription sales by 2020 (excluding generics) according to the EvaluatePharma Orphan Drug Report 2015.

EvaluatePharma Orphan Drug Report 2015 highlights:

  • Median cost per patient differential is 13.8 times higher for orphan drugs compared to non-orphan
  • Worldwide orphan drug sales forecast to total $178bn (CAGR 2015 to 2020: +11.7%); nearly double the overall prescription market growth
  • Celgene overtakes Novartis and climbs to the number one position in orphan drug sales by 2020 thanks to top selling Revlimid
  • Phase III orphan drug development costs half that of non-orphan but Phase III drug development no quicker for orphan than non-orphan
  • Return on investment of Phase III/ filed orphan drugs is 1.14 times greater than the ROI for non-orphan drugs

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