IMS Institute
The Global Use of Medicines:<br> Outlook through 2017
The Global Use of Medicines:
Outlook through 2017

This annual report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics finds that greater access to medicines by the world’s rapidly expanding middle class, together with stronger economic prospects in developed nations, will bring total spending on medicines to the $1 trillion threshold in 2014 and to $1.2 trillion by 2017.