£810 / $1295 / €985
While the patent cliff and the consequent availability of generic drugs, as well as price cuts on generic medicines and their increasing affordability, will work towards increasing the consumption of generic medicines in Switzerland, BMI believes the government needs to do more to alter patients' attitudes towards these drugs as this the main deterrent of growth.
Headline Expenditure Projections
Pharmaceuticals: CHF6.77bn (US$7.63bn) in 2011 to CHF6.58bn (US$7.00bn) in 2012; -2.8% decline in local currency terms and -8.2% in US dollar terms.
Healthcare: CHF65.30bn (US$73.6bn) in 2011 to CHF67.42bn (US$71.72bn) in 2012; +3.2% growth in local currency terms and -2.6% in US dollar terms.
Medical devices: CHF4.77bn (US$5.38bn) in 2011 to CHF4.76bn (US$5.06bn) in 2012; -0.3% growth in local currency term s and -5.8% in US dollar terms.
The competitive landscape section provides comparative company analyses and rankings by US$ sales and % share of total sales - for the total pharmaceutical sector, as well as the OTC, generics, and distribution sub-sectors.