Check list for Indian pharma to remain global
The Indian government and manufacturers have to sit down together to see if more of the things that go into the final product can or need to be made in India
March 09, 2020 / 09:12 AM IST
India’s celebrated pharma industry faces a peculiar contradiction. There is global concern that India’s decision to impose export restrictions to ensure domestic supplies as the corona virus infection spreads locally will lead to a worldwide shortage of key drugs when they are needed the most. The world relies heavily on India for affordable generic medicines.
This is happening against the longer term backdrop of India emerging as a leading supplier of affordable essential medicines (a quarter of medicines in the...