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Infographic: Bitter Pill -- Indian pharma's dependence on China

Coronavirus pandemic and border tensions have brought to light India's over-dependence on Chinese imports                

Mudit Kapoor | Mohsin Sheikh | July 20, 2020 | Updated 17:06 IST
Infographic: Bitter Pill -- Indian pharma's dependence on China
Indian pharmaceutical sector's heavy reliance on China and what it needs to do to become 'pharmacy to the world'

Over-dependence on low cost imports from China has prevented Indian pharma from being self-reliant, posing a severe health security risk. Even critical APIs, many of which are included in India's national list of essential medicines (NLEM) are being imported from China. This BusinessToday's infographic looks at Indian pharmaceutical sector's heavy reliance on the neighbouring country and what it needs to do to become 'pharmacy to the world'.   

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