The 1840s had the California Gold Rush. The 1990s had the tech boom. Years from now, historians might label the early 2000s the generic drugs rush. But whatever they call it, the big growth years may be behind the generic drug industry. In fact, some believe that over the course of the next five years or so, the boom even could go bust, as a shortage of big blockbuster drug launches today means a dropoff in the number of new generic introductions tomorrow — pointing to even stiffer competition for a generic drug market that grows steadily more commoditized. Click below to download the PDF of the Generic Drugs Special Report.