In our new report Launch Readiness 2022, we consider how launch strategists may best navigate a fast-changing yet still commercially ripe environment for pharmaceutical launch readiness. We show how digital transformation and cutting-edge launch management software help companies track the status of launch activities and manage global launch challenges, in real-time and across both functions and countries.
After another tough year of COVID-19 restrictions, there were some welcome signs of recovery in late 2021. Also emerging, though, were concerns about new viral variants - most recently, Omicron - that could push up hospitalisations and death tolls, ultimately returning countries to lockdown. In this uncertain climate, as we look ahead to significant pharma trends for 2022, people all over the world are having to re-assess the relationship between their personal health, behaviour and freedoms; and their responsibilities towards the health of their communities and of society at large. That is always a delicate balance.
It is probably reasonable enough by now to talk about the launch readiness landscape for medicines and vaccines as pre- and post-COVID. We can also say with some certainty that nothing will ever be the same again.
The COVID-19 pandemic has eclipsed every other development in healthcare and pharmaceuticals during 2020. It will likely do so next year as well. Looking ahead to 5 pharma trends for 2021 that will set the agenda for industry, it is hard to escape COVID-19 both as a challenge and a spur to new directions.
Any fears that COVID-19 might stem the flow of new drug approvals in 2020, depleting or diverting resources at regulatory agencies and their pharmaceutical clients, appear largely premature.