The following resources can be used to research pharmaceutical industry including sub-topics like drug prices, clinical trials, patents, and complementary and alternative medicine.
While these resources are generally the most relevant, there may be other resources available. If you are looking for something in particular or cannot find a lot of information about a niche segment, please Ask Us.
Pharmaceutical Market & Industry Reports
These databases contain market & industry reports. They provide overviews of the industry as well as the intended market or end consumer.
Consumer Discovery / Insights
Number of Medical Procedures and Disease Prevalence
If you're trying to determine the target market for a particular drug, device, or treatment, it can be helpful to know how many people have relevant diseases, conditions, or procedures.
Mapping & Tables
These tools include data on how many people have a specific disease or condition.
Search tip: Select a location then go to the Data tab and select Health > Ailments.
Search tip: Choose Health from top level menu > Health Status.
Consumer Behavior & Attitudes
Find out how consumers think about or use healthcare products and services.
Pharmaceutical Industry Associations & Regulators
Where to Look for Industry Information
You can find industry statistics and data in many locations. In addition to industry and market reports, there are many other ways to analyze an industry, gain insights, and find relevant statistics and data. Here are some suggested strategies and resources. Not sure where to start? Try Statista.
Associations & Regulators
Industry associations and regulating bodies often have lots of relevant data and reports. Look for sections on their websites titled "Resources", "Publications", "Data". Note that some materials may be restricted to members. Some examples are:
Common Questions & Topics
These sources provide drug price data for individual drugs. They are not suitable for a large-scale academic research project.
Information on new and ongoing clinical trials worldwide that study the safety of drugs, tests and treatments for diseases.
Resources to learn more about pharmaceutical patents and how to find patents.
Resources for products and practices that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. For information on consumer preferences and attitudes towards alternative medicine, use the resources in the Consumer Attitudes section near the top of this page.
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