All stories by Zeba Siddiqui
India defends right to issue drug 'compulsory licences'Rediff.com23 Mar 2016
The USTR has placed India on its "priority watch" list for two years in a row, saying the country's patent laws unfairly favour local drug makers.
FDA warns India's Emcure Pharma, cites repeated data fudging at plantRediff.com17 Mar 2016
It is one of 42 drug-making factories in India that the FDA has banned in recent years
Pharma crusader takes India's drug regulators to courtRediff.com7 Mar 2016
Dinesh Thakur is famous for exposing Ranbaxy safety problems
Compliance worries hit shares in India's top two drugmakersRediff.com9 Nov 2015
Credit Suisse analysts cut their rating on Sun Pharma stock to 'neutral' from 'outperform
US warns Novartis on manufacturing violations at 2 India plantsRediff.com28 Oct 2015
US firm Mylan NV received a stern warning from the FDA in August for faulty manufacturing practices at three of its India drugmaking plants.
India's IPR regime: Another setback for a multinational drugmakerRediff.com7 Sep 2015
India rejects patent on Pfizer's arthritis drug
Cipla to acquire two US-based pharma cos for $550 millionRediff.com4 Sep 2015
Cipla has agreed to buy two generics businesses in the United States in an all-cash deal worth $550 million.
Diabetes medicines, antibiotics to now get cheaper in IndiaRediff.com16 Jul 2015
Indian government has extended price caps to 39 more medicines ranging from commonly used diabetes drugs to antibiotics.
India scraps import duties on AIDS drugs to battle shortageRediff.com11 Jun 2015
Drugs under exemption make up roughly 95 per cent of the antiretrovirals used by India's AIDS patients
How safe are the medicines you are taking? Study finds some can be life threateningRediff.com13 May 2015
Few drugs in the market are not approved by the authorities and can be life-threatening.
India may take WTO action against EU over drug clinical trialsRediff.com15 Apr 2015
GVK Biosciences is the latest Indian firm to come under international scrutiny over quality issues.
Dr Reddy's to buy some UCB brands for $128 millionRediff.com1 Apr 2015
Dr Reddy's will buy some established brands of Belgian drugmaker UCB.
Sun Pharma open to large acquisitions post RanbaxyRediff.com25 Mar 2015
Sun Pharma open to large acquisitions post Ranbaxy.
Novartis sues Cipla over respiratory drug OnbrezRediff.com17 Dec 2014
Novartis said it is partnered with generic drugmaker Lupin Ltd to sell the drug in India
Prices of 52 more 'essential' drugs cappedRediff.com12 Dec 2014
The new drugs to come under price control include commonly-used antibiotics and painkillers
India accepts proposal to ban sale of single cigarettesRediff.com25 Nov 2014
Shares in ITC Ltd , India's largest cigarette maker, closed 5.2 per cent lower in a broader Mumbai market that fell 0.8 percent.
Approval delays to hurt Indian pharma cos' US salesRediff.com13 Nov 2014
Some Indian generic drugmakers are, however, uncertain about the pace of approvals in the near future.
India battles HIV/AIDS drug shortage as some firms halt supplyRediff.com4 Sep 2014
India had the third-largest number of people living with HIV in the world at the end of 2013 and accounts for about four out of 10 people living with HIV in the Asian region.
Modi govt plans to make medicines cheaperRediff.com24 Jun 2014
The health ministry has formed a committee to consider raising the number of drugs deemed essential and subject to price caps.