Reblog: Understanding How The Indian Pharmaceutical Industry Works – Part 1 of 3
Following article is first in the series of articles on the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry, the first article is written to familiarize ourselves with the terminology or the jargons of the pharmaceutical industry. We will briefly touch upon terms like API, Intermediates, Formulations, Innovator drug, Generic drugs, life cycle development etc.
The Indian Pharmaceutical industry is about $ 17 bn industry (2016) with as many as 20,000 registered companies (includes MNC’s and small-scale units) directly or indirectly involved in the business of selling medicines. India has the distinction of being the lowest cost producer of medicine in the world. India also has the feather of being the largest exporter of generic drugs in the world, we have some great franchises like Lupin, Sun Pharma etc.
The original post is written by Shuchi Nahar, appears on alphainvesco.com and is available here.