Indian Pharmaceutical Industry Outlook

Wednesday, September 18 2019

Indian pharmaceutical sector industry supplies over 50 per cent of global demand for various vaccines, 40 per cent of generic demand in the US and 25 per cent of all medicine in UK1. India enjoys an important position in the global pharmaceuticals sector. Presently over 80 per cent of the antiretroviral drugs used globally to combat AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) are supplied by Indian pharmaceutical firms2. The industry is typically involved in four types of businesses- marketing of generic medicines, marketing of branded generic medicines, marketing of innovator medicines, and manufacture and supply of active pharmaceutical ingredients which are used as ingredients in medicines as well as finished formulations3

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