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Years after a scathing Indian parliamentary report flagged concerns around regulatory lapses for drug approvals, an expert panel has endorsed the continued marketing of ambrisentan and everolimus in the country. But dronedarone, also featured in the report, is no longer sold by Sanofi in India.
Tecentriq cleared for extensive-stage small cell lung cancer in India but pricing remains a key constraining factor. Patient assistance schemes help but such novel therapies still unaffordable to a vast majority.
Eris Lifesciences has acquired a Novartis trademark for vildagliptin, a DPP-4 inhibitor that has been the subject of a torrent of alleged infringement-related legal action in India. Pricing for the acquired brand will be interesting to watch from now on as a patent on vildagliptin is set to expire soon.
Cipla’s global chief operating officer is leaving the company to pursue new interests, amid a spate of top-level exits that have marked the pharma sector in India in 2019.
Remogliflozin prescriptions gallop in India and Glenmark expects the ‘affordable’ therapy to take share from other SGLT2 inhibitors.