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Media - published on 27 Feb 2020

Coronavirus Spotlights India Drug Industry's Reliance on China

Voice of America's Anjana Pasricha shines light on potential shortages of generic medicines in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Jayasree K. Iyer, Executive Director of the Access to Medicine Foundation, is quoted on the severe problems that these shortages may have downstream. 

The article reports on the spike in prices of pharmaceutical ingredients in China due to the outbreak and how Indian drugmakers have raised concerns about the vulnerability of one of the world’s major exporters of generic medicines. 

In response to this, Jayasree Iyer talks about the impact this could have on affordable medicines. 

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