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Govt extends deadline for pharma barcodes

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 18:18

The government has extended the deadline to affix barcodes on mono-carton (ointments, eye/ear drops) by pharmaceutical companies to April 2015.

Cipla gains after April-June margins expand sequentially

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 12:33

Shares in drugmaker Cipla gain after April-June operating margins beat some estimates.

Top 20 pharma companies' capex to surge by 40%: CRISIL

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 20:11

India's top 20 pharmaceutical companies would increase capital expenditure by 40 percent to more than Rs 50,000 crore by fiscal 2018, credit rating agency CRISIL said Wednesday.

Export buoyancy mainly on sustained Auto, Pharma push

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 23:01

In a scenario where exports posted positive growth for the third consecutive month of Fiscal 2014-15, traditional export-oriented manufacturing sectors like Auto and Pharma are the ones which are most likely to gain traction due to revival in export markets.

Stop step-motherly treatment to pharma sector in India: Cipla

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 12:53

London Hailing the British government's efforts in encouraging research and development in the pharmaceutical industry, Cipla chairman Yusuf Hamied has said the "step-motherly" treatment given to this sector in India has to stop.

Bring policy to check API import from China: IPA to govt

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 17:01

The India Pharmaceuticals Association (IPA) urged the Finance Ministry to come up with a policy framework with regard to incentives to drug innovation and ease dependence on import of essential APIs (Active pharma ingredients) from China.

Pharma trade can help boost Indo-Pak ties: Icrier

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 21:27

Pharma sector, which has trade potential of USD 1.63 billion between India and Pakistan, can be an ideal area to improve bilateral relations, says a study by economic think-tank Icrier.

Cutting drug prices will deter firms from manufacturing: Shaw

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 19:58

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw raised concerns that the new government's intention to bring down prices of essential drugs could deter manufacturing of such medicines.

'Indian pharma cos face problems in US due to documentation'

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 19:32

Problems faced by Indian drug makers in the US are not related with quality but more due to documentation and data maintenance, a senior government official said Tuesday.

Make essential drugs affordable for all: Cipla

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 15:24

Amid US firms' allegations of patent norm violations against Indian pharma companies, leading domestic drug maker Cipla has said that "essential" medicines be made available to people at affordable rates and should not be sold under "monopoly".

UK warns against 'dangerous' Indian medicines

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 19:05

A British minister has sought action against scientists in India and China who are allegedly producing dangerous new medicines called "legal highs" to be sold on UK streets.

Pharma exports slowest in 15 years, to miss target this fiscal

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 16:38

India's pharmaceutical exports registered slowest growth in at least 15 years at 1.2 percent to USD 14.84 billion last fiscal amid growing tension with the US over intellectual property rights related issues.