India trashes US report, calls it attack on ch generic drugs
NEW DELHI: India has outly rejected allegations in a US report about the country being a chief source of counterfeit medicines to the world and said it is an attack on low cost generic drugs — crucial to make healthcare affordable.
The ‘Special 301 Report’ by United States Trade Representative (USTR) s mmed India and as leading sources of counterfeit medicines distributed globally with 20% of all pharmaceutical products sold in the Indian market estimated to be counterfeits.
“We strongly disagree with the observations made by USTR. We do not know the genesis and methodology of their findings. Instead, we view this as opposition to low cost generics and the thriving Indian drug manufacturing industry which is the ‘Pharmacy of the world’,” health secretary Preeti Sudan told TOI.
The USTR report, an annual review of the state of IP prection and enforcement in US trading partners around the world, has again put India on the ‘priority watch list’ for violation of intellectual property s.
“In particular, and India are reportedly leading sources of counterfeit medicines distributed globally. While it may not be possible to determine an exact figure, studies have suggested that up to 20% of drugs sold in the Indian market are counterfeit and could represent a serious threat to patient health and safety,” the report said. It also cmed that India exports counterfeit drugs to Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, the EU, South America, and the US.
However, emphasising that generic drugs are low cost but quality products, Sudan said only certified pharmaceutical products are exported from here. Locally, over 75% of sales come from generic medicines.
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Kosmic Power• 6785 • Kosmic Power • 11 hours ago
That''s the West for you. They cannot stand competition or somebody else better that them. They don''t like the Idea, that Modi and India can make them look bad. Keep up the good work India!
Kosmic Power • Rajasthan • 10 hours ago
Never ever ve for most corrupt faacist bjp rss modi for a better India. These murderers will burn India into ashes by their communal hatred and negative divisive po itics . Only and only congress can bring in sanity , peace, growth , communal harmony to India. Never trust a word of these Internet terr0rist of BJP IT cell, who are nothing more than hate mongers spamming this news portal. Ve anyone except faacist BJP RSS.
Vijay • 6 hours ago
there is no one to beat congress in co ption
R• 10907 • sankepally rajainder reddy • 3 hours ago
This report is a murder decree on world''s poor. The world needs Indian pharmaceuticals. On the contrary India and world needs more cher medicines.
Soft• 694 • Soft • 10 hours ago
US has the worst pharmaceutical companies in the world. They make trillions of dollars. It''s only natural if they feel threatened by Indian companies making these meds available at cher rate.
It''s time to scrap the US dominance and make our country run the show. Good bye unethical companies from America.
R• 10907 • Soft • 2 hours ago
In the US people are suffering and dying due to astronomical prices of pharmaceuticals. The US health care is in a mess.
Chander • Chander • Chennai • 10 hours ago
India should appoint a Committee to probe theft of intellectual properties from India especially during the British and Portuguese rule. Many foreigners have come to India in the garb of missionaries and have stolen significant amount of botanical plants, herbs and medicinal books as well as ancient knowledge.
Amit • 10 hours ago
Pharma and Biech had a very strong lobby in US. They have a say in policy matters. India needs to chart its own territory and market and not care much into what the USTR says. US pharma giants needs India and market desperately and when their market access is blocked they will make USTR manipulate the report to their advantage. India must not think much into this.
Terry Willson • Mackay • 5 hours ago
Australia imports top quality Indian generic drugs in high volume. America charges rip off prices for its drugs simply because it pays it CEO''s and senior executive staff outrageous and obscene sries. Examples: IQVIA HOLDINGS, CEO earns $38,029,517 a year. ALLERGAN, CEO earns $32,827,626 a year, JOHNSON & JOHNSON, CEO earns $29,802,564 a year. PFIZER INC, CEO earns $27,913,775 a year.
Priyank • Bangalore • 9 hours ago
I live in US, and in my oion US got good medical services and pharma companies but it un-reasonably costly. If US pharma companies has to survive they have to blame other countires that there drugs are ch.
Priyank • 1 hour ago
Millions in the USA cannot afford medical care. Its exorbitant. People in the US are compning. US medical economy is 3 Trillion for a population of 340 million. This figure is mind blowing. Many US citizens are under stress and have mental issues
HSF • Australia • 9 hours ago
US will never tolerate that non-white countries prosper and become self-sufficient. Sooner Trump goes the better, he has done nothing in 3 years, except, picking up fight with every country.
Siddharth Paramhans • 7 hours ago
You can see like this; Ch generic drugs or life saving drugs. Indian medicine are of same standard like of USA or Europe however cost very low. Thus making large number of consumers prefering in these countries Indian generic drugs in place of their expensive brands.
Siddharth Paramhans • 3 hours ago
Imagine millions of life are being saved across the world due to good quality low priced Indian generic drugs. The cost of these drugs are neglagible - MNC spends huge on marketing and sries of their top executives so high prices are their necessities. Its opposite in India; here companies focus on cost reduction and affordability. Is this wrong?
Siddharth Paramhans • USA • 6 hours ago
Indian drugs are ch because they steal the formula from the U.S.companies without paying any royalties. There is NO prection for intellectual property in India.
Phantom • Dark Continent • 7 hours ago
india & has long history of making medicines centuries before USA was born! US drug corporates steal ethnic / traditional medical resources from other countries & then takes patent to loot the world.
ixen • MI • 5 hours ago
I live in USA and all I know is if I ever be seriously ill, I will first book ticket to India and get my treatment there. USA is literally torturing it's locals in health care. I have topmost insurance plan still one MRI and one ct scan have costed me $1000 i.e. 70000 INR. if one doesn't have insurance here, they better die than go to doctor cause they have to pay through the nose. a simple doctor visit costs you $200-300 without insurance. a simple eye drop worth 35 rs costs 350$ in USA. it's an age of globalization and even their citizens are asking them why so much difference between meds price from India and USA.
Zapakia • Bengaluru • 7 hours ago
India And are the only 2 countries where companies cannot hold patent on generic drugs, example, a cancer drug by Bayer which costs $64,500 in the US and Europe, costs $150 here.
Indian • Indian • India • 9 hours ago
As per my personal experience US heath care market is most corrupt market in the world. They loot people. Simple drugs are so costly that if people don''t have insurance they will die.
Kl Nath Singh • New Delhi • 5 hours ago
India should give US the middle finger and do whatever it wants.Put India first.
Kl Nath Singh • 5 hours ago
All Indians want to live in US and get high sry and then live by Indian standards and ch bill money hoarding money and show off in India. Those days are over since Trump came. Get to farming in India
Jagabandhu Kar • 10 hours ago
Going forward India will produce quality medicine and medical services at much cher rates due to gt policies..Modi will make things possible
Vishal • 7 hours ago
US is jealous
Saurabh • Gurgaon • 9 hours ago
it's . India is hub of duplicate drugs manufacturing. however they are sold and consumed in India only. they can't be exported due to strict laws in US
Mohammed Khaja Shujauddin • 10 hours ago
Modi needs to Hugs diplomacy failed
Gauravdeep • 2 hours ago
high priced drugs are killing people in USA.
RCH • Hyd • 2 hours ago
In another 40 to 50 years, Whites will cease to be in Majority in the US.