Small Generic Drugmakers Like IMPAX Laboratories, Inc., Hi-Tech Pharmacal Seek Niches

Published: Aug 17, 2012

Aggressive consolidation among U.S. and European generic drugmakers is putting pressure on smaller competitors in the industry, whose best hope of surviving a brewing price war may lie in finding specialized niches. Expiring patents on some of Big Pharma's top-selling drugs is about to flood the market with cheaper copies, driving dealmaking among larger generics makers like Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Novartis's Sandoz, Mylan Inc and Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc to gain economies of scale.

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