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CSIR working on making 56 bulk drugs in India as Modi govt wants to cut imports from China

China is the biggest supplier of ingredients for drug production in India. Govt has drawn up list of 56 APIs for essential drugs with plans to make them in India.
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Drugmakers cry ‘monopoly’ as Modi govt picks 1 firm each to make over 20 key raw materials

PLI scheme is supposed to end India’s dependence on Chinese imports, but drug lobby says firms could end up dependent on one company for a molecule, increasing patients’ bills.
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Pharma industry warns of Covid drug shortages as raw materials prices surge 200%

Pharma firms say suspension of cargo from China has resulted hoarding, driving up prices of raw materials, seek govt intervention immediately.
File image of US President Joe Biden | Photo: Shawn Thew | Bloomberg

Biden can’t see Indo-Pacific and pandemic with two prisms. Covid is the new reality

One should not be surprised if it turns out that the White House wanted India to agree to some quid-pro-quo for API. The jury is still out on this.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.