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Pricing Tensions Escalate In India; Novartis Under A Cloud

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Charges of price collusion pertaining to Novartis’ Galvus are the latest in a string of allegations that have rocked the pharmaceutical industry in India over the recent past, though the company claims it has not flouted the law. Industry is also under fire for ‘suspected’ deviations from mandated price caps for over 600 medicines – a charge seen widening the trust deficit.

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