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Synonyms for blockbuster

a large bomb used to demolish extensive areas (as a city block)

an unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)

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The pharmaceutical industry's blockbuster approach to developing new drugs that created a trillion dollars for shareholders may now be broken.
Based on recent investment levels, success rates and forecasts of commercial performance, Bain expects the current blockbuster drug model to deliver just 5% return on investment - significantly lower than the industry's risk-adjusted cost of capital.
This slide presentation serves as an excellent stand-alone presentation, as well as a valuable supplement to pharmaceutical reports "Best Practices in Global Pharmaceutical Launches" and "Launching Pharmaceutical Megabrands: Best Practices in Marketing Blockbusters," available at http://www3.
Download a summary of "Building Pharmaceutical Blockbusters in Crowded Market" at http://www3.
Pharmaceutical companies are under increasing pressure to generate blockbuster products because of pricing pressure from managed care, increasing numbers of lower-cost generic alternatives, rising research and development spending and saturated therapeutic categories.
Market outlook: Short-term impact of the departure and arrival of patented blockbusters on select indications.
Impact of pharmacogenomics: a recent chronology of events and a discussion of the arrival and impact of pharmacogenomic blockbusters.
Global analysis of historical and forecast changes in the blockbuster market across 12 therapy areas