PHARMA SECTOR

  • Modi asked to resist US pressure on IP and pharma sector September 26, 2014

    New York: An international medical agency on Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resist US pressure to drop the use of public health safeguards in its intellectual property laws, which it said has enabled India to become the 'pharmacy of the developing world'. "India's production of affordable medicines is a...
  • Budget 2013 could have delivered more for healthcare February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Healthcare and pharmaceutical industries on Thursday welcomed steps announced in the Budget to increase allotment on health and medical education. However, private players expressed concern that Finance Minister P Chidambaram could have provided support in the form of tax incentives as well. Commenting on the Budget, Apollo Hospitals Group...
  • More clarity on FDI in pharma sector soon: PM December 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that the government is trying to bring greater clarity on allowing foreign capital inflows in the domestic pharma sector. "We are bringing greater clarity the FDI (foreign direct investment) policy in the pharma sector," he said in his address at the annual...
  • Budget: Pharma Cos call for infra to healthcare March 12, 2012

    By Ranjit Shahani As 16 March draws close, Indian healthcare is once again at the crossroads waiting with bated breath for the Union Budget in the hope that it will provide the necessary impetus to the pharmaceutical industry. Announcing Infrastructure status for Healthcare would be just what the doctor ordered. The reality...
  • Make export tax incentives easier: Tiwari February 24, 2010

    In our special series on budget expectations of different sectors of Indian industries from Union Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, we bring to you the pharma sector in India. The industry has been facing a tough time on account of rising input costs due to doubledigit inflation in recent times. Below...