Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: May 22, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781848605985 | Print ISBN: 9781847870483 | Online ISBN: 9781848605985| Publisher:SAGE Publications LtdAbout this handbook
Chapter 32: Cardiovascular Drugs and Devices Market: Some Successes and Setbacks in Recent Years
Cardiovascular drugs and devices market: Some successes and setbacks in recent years Recent years have been a period of conspicuous change for the cardiovascular market. Several significant events affected drugs and devices on the market and in the pipeline. By examining some of the most noteworthy of these events (ones of 2005, just as an example), this chapter offers a snapshot of important forces driving the cardiovascular market and an analysis of their implications. The “flurry” of activities and important developments, all of which were observed to occur during merely one sample year of 2005 (even during one quarter of that year, the third quarter), is indeed indicative of the almost unbelievable pace of extensive changes of the market situation in this field. Even if from a somewhat historical perspective now, it is of interest to analyze the fascinating dynamics in the market of that indicative period. We begin by ...