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Baljinder Singh Jindu’s ‘expose video’ has earned them the wrath of the state’s chemists and a Punjab govt probe, and many supporters too.
Pharmexcil, the apex pharma export body, has written to the Department of Pharmaceuticals seeking govt intervention, saying drug makers are facing acute disruption in manufacturing.
The pharma industry has seen a fall of about 99% in new product launches since April 2019, when 349 products were launched.
The government on 3 March had put export restrictions on 26 pharmaceutical ingredients and medicines, including paracetamol.
Over 8.5 lakh chemists say they will ‘sideline’ and ‘stop promoting’ Cipla if reports of its tie-up with online pharmacy Medlife turn out to be true.
Researchers at IIT Hyderabad say the pills will ensure controlled release of the drug used to treat the disease, bettering a patient's chance of survival.
It was in July last year that the Chinese government had reached an agreement on reducing tariffs on the import of Indian medicines.
The medicines that could be banned are antibiotics Orflaz, Nuforce 3 kit and Vaginobact, and hypertension drugs Telipril H and Ramtel H.
The pharma industry needs to do a better job of grappling with how success tends to bring out its worst instincts.
Projected to affect about 80 million people by 2020, the condition causes progressive loss of peripheral vision which ultimately leads to blindness.
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