Pharma major Ranbaxy Laboratories today said it has restarted production of generic cholesterol lowering drug Atorvastatin as it looks to resume supplies to the American market.
In November last year
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, the country's largest drugmaker by market capitalisation, is eyeing a piece of the $400 million antiepilepsy drug market captured by US-based Cephalon's Gabitril tablets.
Gabitril, sold in
The newly-formed department of pharmaceuticals has asked drug manufacturing associations and state governments to help set up one generic drugs retail outlets in every district.
In a move to break the nexus between pharmaceutical companies and medical practitioners, the Centre plans to issue directions to government doctors for prescribing generics and not branded medicines.
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