The Indian Pharmaceutical Market Except from the PharmaHandbook™
Indian FlagThe Indian pharmaceutical market is the world’s fourth largest by volume (8% of global total) and thirteenth largest by value (less than 1% of global total). Although prices are the lowest in the world, 70% of the population does not have access to drug therapy and 2002 per capita consumption was only $3.33. The lack of pharmaceutical patents means that there is an average of 200 brands for every molecule on the market.

This except from the PharmaHandbook™ 2004 Edition covers the following topics:

  • Patent Protection
  • R&D / Clinical Trials
  • Generics
  • Marketing

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Issue: Vol. 8, No. 6: June/July 2009
Word Count: 5785

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