IPA's Jain On The Journey So Far And Fires To Douse
Sudarshan Jain, the new secretary general of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance and ex-Abbott managing director, wears many hats, including that of a senior advisor with a private equity advisory firm. He recounts having “survived in different cultures” in his career and outlines the priorities in his new role, amid continuing questions around generic quality.
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