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Strides Optimistic On Prospects Of Antiviral Portfolio For COVID-19

Optimistic about the potential of repurposing its antiviral portfolio, Strides plans to soon begin bioequivalence studies for favipiravir, a molecule that has found favor as a COVID-19 therapy in a few countries. It also aims to introduce new products to fill the gap left by the withdrawal of ranitidine from the US market.

Commercial Sales & Earnings

Indian Firms Take Different Paths On Ranitidine

A double blow to ranitidine medicines  suspension in the EU and a withdrawal request in the US  has caused Indian API and formulation manufacturers to recalibrate their strategies. Amid uncertainty over future prospects for the gastrointestinal drug, Strides is considering a relaunch in the US while Solara is reassigning part of its capacity to manufacture other APIs.

Strategy Generic Drugs

Gilead Licensing Deal Expands Remdesivir Access, Capacity

Gilead’s voluntary licensing of remdesivir to five companies while temporarily charging no royalty and allowing them pricing latitude for 127 developing countries not only expands market access but tilts the pricing debate in Gilead’s favor. It also brings significant potential add-on manufacturing capacity.

Commercial Coronavirus COVID-19

Ranitidine Blow Sees Indian Firms Take Different Paths

A double blow to ranitidine medicines - suspension in the EU and a withdrawal request in the US - has caused Indian API and formulation manufacturers to recalibrate their strategies. Amid uncertainty over future prospects for the gastrointestinal drug, Strides is considering a relaunch in the US while Solara is reassigning part of its capacity to manufacture other APIs.

Commercial Business Strategies

Can Zydus Cadila's Cut-Price Enzalutamide Shake Up Indian Market?

Cadila Healthcare has launched a generic version of Astellas/Pfizer’s prostate cancer therapy Xtandi in India at a sharp discount of 70-90% to existing brands and hopes the lower financial burden on patients will aid adherence.

Commercial Business Strategies

String Of Positives Lifts Lupin's Outlook

Tentative FDA approval for Lupin’s arformoterol tartrate inhalation solution and a potential European nod for etanercept are seen aiding the company’s prospects in FY2021. Besides, success in a Phase III trial for secnidazole to treat trichomoniasis bodes well, though manufacturing clearances and continuity will also be closely watched.

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