The Pharmaceutical Market: Ireland

Espicom Healthcare Intelligence
May 15, 2012
66 Pages - SKU: ESPI3908699
Countries covered: Ireland

Espicom's highly regarded world pharmaceutical market reports have been redesigned to provide enhanced strategic intelligence in a user-friendly format. Each report provides in-depth information, setting the pharmaceutical market in context. The reports provide:

Five-year projections for economic, demographic, health expenditure, health workforce and pharmaceutical market indicators.

Specialised intelligence on OTCs, generics, biologics and biosimilars.

Exclusive economic and demographic data from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for each market in the series.

A separate statistical health file, comprising health expenditure, health infrastructure, health services and health personnel.

The reports are updated quarterly, providing you with the latest information for a full year. In addition, the service will keep you up to date with market and industry news on a regular basis.

Please Note: this is delivered as a Zip file.


Additional Information

THE PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET: IRELAND - REVIEW

Ireland has experienced rapid economic growth over the past 20 years, and has invested in large scale renovation and redevelopment of its healthcare infrastructure. That said, the country is in the midst of a severe economic downturn, with GDP expected to contract in 2012. Due to the recession and Ireland’s huge budget deficit, the country has received an 85 billion euro (US$113 billion) bailout from the EU and IMF. As a result, the government faces an extremely tight financial operating environment in the next few years. It has generally sought to protect healthcare, especially frontline services, from the kinds of cuts experienced elsewhere, but health is not unaffected. A progression of measures has been introduced as the economic position has worsened, most recently the Budget 2011 and related National Recovery Plan.

In March 2011, the government announced plans to introduce Universal Health Insurance (UHI) by 2016. Underpinning the UHI system will be the principle of access according to need and payment according to ability to pay. Insurance with a public or private insurer will be compulsory, with insurance payments related to ability to pay. The government is also planning to remove fees for GP care, which will be implemented in phases, firstly for claimants of free drugs under the Long-Term Illness scheme and the High-Tech Drugs scheme, before being extended to all. Under UHI, public hospitals will no longer be managed by the HSE. They will be independent, not-for-profit trusts with managers accountable to their boards. Hospitals will be paid according to the care they deliver and will be incentivised to deliver more care in a ‘money follows the patient’ system. The government has also reiterated plans to introduce reference pricing and generic substitution, as cost saving measures.

Most global companies have some manufacturing presence in the pharmaceutical market in Ireland. Drugs are either produced in finished form for export, or exported on to other facilities for finishing. A number of branded drugs go off patent in 2012, including Pfizer’s Lipitor and Eli Lilly’s Zyprexa, which could have a negative impact on the industry. However, several multinational companies have been moving into the biologic sector in preparation for the loss of profit from these blockbuster drugs. While the multinational presence is very strong, Ireland has very few domestic producers. In September 2011, Alkermes completed its merger with Elan Drug Technologies (EDT) to form a new company, Alkermes Plc., which is headquartered in Dublin. In September 2011, Pfizer announced it was to invest US$200.0 million at its Grange Castle site, to add two processing suites and to expand current production and product testing capabilities. In September 2011, MSD opened its new R&D centre at its Ballydine site, creating 70 new jobs. Previously, in June 2011, MSD opened two new facilities at the site in Brinny.

ENHANCED STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE

Espicom's highly regarded world pharmaceutical market reports have been redesigned to provide enhanced strategic intelligence in a user-friendly format. Each report provides in-depth information, setting the pharmaceutical market in context. The reports provide:

Five-year projections for economic, demographic, health expenditure, health workforce and pharmaceutical market indicators.
Specialised intelligence on OTCs, generics, biologics and biosimilars.
Exclusive economic and demographic data from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for each market in the series.
A separate statistical health file, comprising health expenditure, health infrastructure, health services and health personnel.
The reports are updated quarterly, providing you with the latest information for a full year. In addition, the service will keep you up to date with market and industry news on a regular basis.

HEALTHCARE STATISTICS

A comprehensive tabula review, comprising demographics, epidemiology, health expenditure, hospital and primary care infrastructure & services and healthcare personnel, is additionally included.




More Information...

HIGHLY DETAILED REPORT CONTENT

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Including Espicom's at a glance strategic analysis and key data projections

MACROENVIRONMENT
Political, economic, legal and demographic analysis

EPIDEMIOLOGY
Disease burden and prevalence

HEALTHCARE
Organisation, expenditure, infrastructure, services and workforce

REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Regulatory developments and marketing registration/authorisation

PRICING & REIMBURSEMENT

DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS

MARKET ANALYSIS
Projections, product development, manufacturing and trade

COMPETITION
Trade associations, trade fairs, company intelligence and competitive strategies

OTC PHARMACEUTICALS

GENERIC PHARMACEUTICALS

BIOLOGICS & BIOSIMILARS

OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES
Espicom's unique strategic analysis

DIRECTORY

METHODOLOGY & SOURCES

More Pricing reports by Espicom Healthcare Intelligence

The Worldwide Guide to Pricing & Reimbursement by Espicom Healthcare Intelligence
Provides insight into pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement systems around the world! ...
The Pharmaceutical Market: Vietnam by Espicom Healthcare Intelligence
Espicom's highly regarded world pharmaceutical market reports have been redesigned to provide enhanced strategic intelligence in a user-friendly format. Each report provides in-depth information, setting ...
The Pharmaceutical Market: Venezuela by Espicom Healthcare Intelligence
Espicom's highly regarded world pharmaceutical market reports have been redesigned to provide enhanced strategic intelligence in a user-friendly format. Each report provides in-depth information, setting ...
The Pharmaceutical Market: USA by Espicom Healthcare Intelligence
Espicom's highly regarded world pharmaceutical market reports have been redesigned to provide enhanced strategic intelligence in a user-friendly format. Each report provides in-depth information, setting ...
See all reports like this >>

 

SELECT A LICENSE

    Online Download  USD 1,085  
    Global Site License  USD 7,095  
 
US: 800.298.5699
Int'l: +1.240.747.3093
 

Share this report


    Other tasks

     
     
    Join Alert Me now!
    Receive bi-weekly email alerts on new market research

    Sign up today!