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Research and Markets: Indian Pharmaceutical Industry Likely to Change Significantly in the Near Future.

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DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 22, 2004

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry to their offering.

The environment under which Indian pharmaceutical industry is operating is changing slowly at present and likely to change significantly in future. The Indian pharmaceutical industry grew at a very slow pace from 1947 to 1970 due to the lack of incentives and the failure of the government to set-up a concrete regulatory framework. The industry is characterized char·ac·ter·ize  
tr.v. character·ized, character·iz·ing, character·iz·es
1. To describe the qualities or peculiarities of: characterized the warden as ruthless.

 by numerous governmental regulations and policy changes, stifling price controls and rigorous controls on formulations and an absence of international patent protection. During 1970, the Indian Patents Act (IPA IPA - International Phonetic Alphabet ) and the Drug Price Control Order (DPCO DPCO Double Pole Change-Over (electronics)
DPCO Drug Price Control Authority (formed in 1970 for Indian pharmaceutical industry) 
) were passed. Although, the DPCO acted as a buffer against pharmaceutical companies by making free pricing illegal, it fulfilled ful·fill also ful·fil  
tr.v. ful·filled, ful·fill·ing, ful·fills also ful·fils
1. To bring into actuality; effect: fulfilled their promises.

 the goal of providing quality drugs to the public at reasonable rates. The introduction of the IPA which did not recognize product patent but only process patent provided a major thrust to the Indian Pharmaceuticals industry and the Indian companies This is a list of major companies based in India. Please note that the list is highly incomplete and does not have every company of all sizes. More information about the companies can be found in the links to the company articles. A
  • Aditya Birla Group[1].
, who through the process of reverse-engineering, began to produce bulk drugs and formulations at lower costs. This led to high fragmentation (1) Storing data in non-contiguous areas on disk. As files are updated, new data are stored in available free space, which may not be contiguous. Fragmented files cause extra head movement, slowing disk accesses. A defragger program is used to rewrite and reorder all the files.  in the Indian pharmaceutical industry due to the emergence of a number of small Indian firms.

Thus, there are about 24,000 companies big, medium and small fighting for a more than $ US 5 Billion market. The Indian pharmaceutical market is ranked about 12th worldwide. About 300 firms in this industry are in the organized sector, around 15,000 being in the small scale sector and the remaining being very small without any economies of scale. India manufactures over 400 bulk drugs and around 60,000 formulations being distributed by 5,00,000 chemists This is a list of famous chemists: (alphabetical order)

: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

  • Emil Abderhalden, (1877–1950), Swiss chemist
  • Richard Abegg, (1869–1910), German chemist
 all over the country. The Pharmaceutical Industry is passing through a wave of consolidation in India. The objective is to strengthen their brand equity and distribution reaching the Indian market, which is essentially a branded-generics market.

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