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More medicines to be cheaper as govt planning to extend essential drugs list

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 11:12

Making more drugs subject to price caps will draw the ire of global drugmakers like Pfizer Inc, GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Abbott Laboratories.

US 'not targeting' India, says FDA chief

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 03:25

US regulators are not targeting India, despite a series of import restrictions on drugs from the major US trading partner, the head of the US Food and Drug Administration said today.

Big Pharma pushes for US action against India on drugs

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 16:24

Global pharmaceutical firms are pressuring the United States to act against India to stop more local companies producing up to a dozen new varieties of cheap generic drugs still on-patent, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

FDA asks Wockhardt to conduct global assessment of its plants

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 09:53

Of late, the FDA has targeted the largest Indian drug manufacturing producers including Ranbaxy.

Govt has little role in controlling prices of patented drugs

Last Updated: Friday, November 30, 2012, 17:54

Patented drugs are mostly imported and companies have protection under the Patents Act, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertiliser Srikant Kumar Jena said during Question Hour.

Dengue alarm: Pakistan asks for Indian drugs

Last Updated: Monday, September 12, 2011, 23:51

Shahbaz Sharif, Pakistan`s Punjab provice CM ordered that dengue medicines be immediately imported from India.