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More than half a dozen generic rivaroxaban brands are now available in India, putting the heat on Bayer’s blockbuster anticoagulant Xarelto in the price-sensitive market. Many rival generics are priced over 50% lower than the innovator product.
The number of new drugs containing new active substances approved in the EU rose significantly in 2020, underpinned by a strong showing for orphan-designated products and a string of novel medicines for cancer and infectious diseases. Notable among the new clutch of approvals was the first ever COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer/BioNTech's Comirnaty.
After seeing a spike in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic in Q1, with a corresponding dip in Q2, the generics industry has largely seen single-digit drops in net revenues in the third quarter of 2020. Meanwhile, the Indian pharma market has seen recovery after facing a challenging coronavirus-induced slump in the first two quarters of 2020.
Indian major Lupin is continuing to further efforts on its three main growth drivers: biosimilars, inhalation products and long-acting injectables, management told the virtual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.