Indian Pharmaceutical Sector - Overview

Indian pharmaceuticals market is the third largest in the world in terms of volume. In terms of value it is ranked 13 in the world. It has the largest no. of FDA approved plants (around 500+) outside USA. The industry is expected to grow at 20% over the next 5 years. Currently, the industry is growing at 10-11%.

India made a turnaround after patents regime, by focussing on reverse engineering new process and to manufacture the same at low cost. India is still to become a player in terms of drug innovation.

The Government of India has unveiled 'Pharma Vision 2020' in 2013, to make India a global leader in drug manufacturing. It has reduced approval time for new facilities to boost investments. Further, the government has also put in place mechanisms such as the Drug Read More

Gujarat Medical Services Corp sets up rapid microbiological testing lab

Gujarat Medical Services Corp Ltd is setting up a microbiological testing lab which will handle and test multiple samples in two hours time. The lab is being set up with assistance from BioMérieux, a French company. Now a days, Indian pharma companies are making conscious efforts to understand what FDA investigators look for in a pharmaceutical product and API facility and how to be equipped to avoid compliance issues in terms of manufacturing and drug quality. The French company BioMerieux will also train Gujarat FDCA inspectors to audit drug quality. Read More

NPPA fixes drugs of 22 formulations for bacterial infections, cardiac conditions etc.,

National Pharma Pricing Authority (NPPA) has fixed the retail and ceiling prices of 22 formulations used for treatment of various ailments including HIV, bacterial infections and cardiac conditions among others. It has fixed ceiling prices of Co-trimoxazole (Sulphamethoxazole(A) and Trimethoprim(B) tablets used for treating a variety of bacterial infections and oral rehydration salt (ORS). It has also fixed the retail prices of drugs such as Omeprazole Domperidone capsule used for treatment of acidity and gastroesophageal reflux disease, Clotrimazole Beclomethasone cream used for treating variety of inflamed fungal skin infections, Rosuvastatin Clopidogrel tablet used to lower cholesterol level and triglycerides and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Lamividine Efavirenz tablet used in treatmen Read More