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MDD Market Snapshot: Depressing Future For Antidepressants

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Although a significant portion of the U.S. population – approximately 6.5% or 15 million adults annually – suffers from depression, the antidepressant drug market is on the decline and sales are expected to decrease further over the next two years as two of the largest products on the market, Forest Laboratories’ Lexapro (escitalopram) and Eli Lilly & Co.’s Cymbalta (duloxetine), face patent expirations.

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