Roche India Mandate 'Completely Different' Says New Head Bezzera
Lara Bezerra, Roche’s new managing director in India, outlines in an interview with Scrip how the Swiss multinational is now looking at the Indian market through a different lens and beyond short-term gains.
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As part of a global strategy first unveiled last year, Roche is taking concrete steps to restructure its pharma operations in Asia, including the substantial downsizing of a Singapore office.
Roche has sought a harmonized regulatory approach for approval of innovative medicines and formulations in India, after its request for a trial waiver for subcutaneous Herceptin was turned down by an expert panel.