Chinese competition hurting Indian drugmakers

Bruce Einhorn

You might think that India’s pharmaceutical industry would be one business where locals needn’t fret too much about competition from China. While China has no big-name drugmakers with significant presence beyond the People’s Republic, India’s pharma industry is one of the country’s great success stories. Companies like Ranbaxy, Dr Reddy’s and Cipla are recognized worldwide for their high-quality, low-cost products. The Indians have helped revolutionize the world’s generics industry and some companies are trying, albeit with mixed results, to become players in the risky world of new drug discovery.

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