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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Impact on the Pharmaceutical Industry in 2020

The highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), emerged at the close of 2019 and has led to a medical crisis across the world, with the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declaring the novel coronavirus a pandemic on March 11, 2020.

The pandemic has now killed over 2.1 million people worldwide. This sobering milestone comes just one year after the first death was reported on January 11, 2020 in China. The virus has spread to 195 countries, with more than 99 million confirmed cases.

The virus has significantly impacted the global economy and employment rates. All industries have been affected in some way, with some such as travel, tourism, and hospitality decimated.

This report provides an overview of the impact of COVID-19 across the pharmaceutical industry in 2020.


This report assesses the impact of COVID-19 across the pharmaceutical industry in 2020 and includes information from existing publications as well as additional data and analysis from the Pharmaceutical Intelligence Center.

The report includes the following areas –

– Drug development

– Clinical trials and regulation

– Supply chain

– Business development and licensing

– Financial performance

– Sales and marketing

– Emerging technologies

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary


Drug Development

Clinical Trials and Regulatory

Supply Chain

Business Development & Licensing

Financial Performance

Sales & Marketing

Emerging Technology

2021 Outlook





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