India Drugmakers Launch Coalition to Stop Big Pharma from Trashing Generics' Rep

Jun 26, 2014

Live Mint

The Coalition for Affordable Care, run by the India First Group, intends to take on U.S. pharmaceutical giants  to address the recent anti-India drug campaign.

The coalition, announced this week in Washington, includes the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance comprised of companies such as Sun Pharmaceutical, Lupin, Dr. Reddy’s, and Ranbaxy, as well as U.S. generic drugmakers.

The group alleges that Big Pharma and Big Pharma lobby groups have worked to downgrade the reputation of Indian pharmaceuticals. According to the group's press statement, its mission is to mobilize like-minded companies who support access to low cost, high quality alternatives to what has become a cocktail of unaffordable branded medicines.

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