South Africa on Friday slammed global drug firms over a covert campaign against its planned overhaul of intellectual property laws to favor cheaper generic drugs, accusing pharmaceutical companies of a "satanic" plot to commit "genocide".
Drug firm Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd Friday said it has received approval from the US Food and Drugs Administration (USFDA) to market generic versions of GlaxoSmithKline`s anti-depressant Wellbutrin SR and smoking cessation aid, Zyban.
Dr Reddy`s Laboratories today said it has launched its generic Ropinirole Hydrochloride XR tablets used for treating Parkinson`s disease in the American market after receiving approval from the US health regulator.
Holding that cheap generic drugs
are the key to prevention and control of diseases, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said exports of such medicines
from India have been viewed with concern by the government.