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HC blocks launch of Reliance breast cancer drug till Nov 17

Noting "serious issues" in a plea opposing Reliance Life Sciences' move to launch a breast and gastric cancer drug allegedly similar to that made by Swiss pharma major Roche's subsidiary Genentech Inc., Delhi High Court has directed the Indian firm not to release the product in the market till the next date of hearing.

Roche launches new breast cancer drugs in India

Swiss drug major Roche has launched in India two new medicines for treating breast cancer claiming increased survival benefit and improved quality of life for patients.

Roche not to pursue patent for breast cancer drug in India

Swiss pharma major Roche Holding AG Friday said it won't pursue the secondary patent for its breast cancer drug 'Herceptin' in India.

Govt says Roche didn't follow norms for cancer drug patent

The government today said it had "treated as withdrawn" patent applications by Swiss pharma major Roche Holding for offshoot medicines of its breast cancer drug 'Herceptin' because the company did not comply with local norms.

India partly revokes Roche cancer drug patent

India has partly revoked patents granted to Roche Holding AG for its breast cancer drug Herceptin, a spokesman for the drugmaker confirmed on Sunday.