Torrent Expects Indian Dapagliflozin Ruling In Q3
Starting Afresh In Sartans
With the India business on the road to recovery and the US growth outlook muted, Torrent hopes to keep the boat steady in fiscal 2021. It also expects an order in Q3 in a patent infringement case pertaining to AstraZeneca’s Farxiga, where it and multiple Indian firms are seeking to launch generic versions.
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