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Pakistan Blocks Import Of Competing Drugs From India

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

The government of Pakistan has canceled plans to allow 400 drugs to be imported from India, apparently giving in to the nearly $2 billion Pakistan drug industry. Pakistan's Commerce Ministry had planned the imports to forestall a large increase in the prices of life-saving drugs, in some cases by as much as 40 percent. Pakistan's new prime minister reportedly issued orders blocking importation of any drugs that would compete with Pakistani-made drugs and demanded justification for proposals to import 13 vaccines and some cancer drugs not produced in Pakistan. (Click here for more



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