Global pharmaceutical pipeline by therapy area 2013-2017

Number of products in the pharmaceutical R&D pipeline worldwide for the period 2013-2017, by therapy area*

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November 2013



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* The number of products in the pipeline is defined as the number of compounds currently at a life cycle stage between Phase II clinical trials and registration. Pipeline measure for the period 2013-2017.
Abbreviations: IHD: Ischaemic Heart Disease; COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; LRI: Lower Respiratory Infection; BPH: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

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