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Ranbaxy CEO Malvinder Singh On U.S. FDA’s Investigation And The Daiichi Sankyo Deal: An Interview With PharmAsia News

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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During the last few months, India's largest drug maker Ranbaxy has been in the news more than almost any other manufacturer. Ranbaxy settled patent disputes on two of the largest global drug brands, Lipitor and Nexium. The company's CEO Malvinder Singh sealed a "game-changer" deal with Japan's third largest drug maker Daiichi Sankyo and sold 34.8 percent of his personal and family stake for over $4 billion (PharmAsia News, June 11, 2008). And a U.S FDA investigation of Ranbaxy continues to heat up over allegations of good manufacturing practices deviations at one of the company's manufacturing sites in India (PharmAsia News, July 29, 2008). This week, PharmAsia News' India bureau sat down with Singh to get his take on the action.

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