Need for National Competition Policy

Recently, in news published in the Financial Express on 11th August 2010, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) is reported to have issued wide ranging recommendations to the Planning Commission for incorporation in the proposed National Competition Policy. The recommendations relating to the electricity sector, as reported, include, inter-alia, review on policies of imposition of…

No Fair-Play in Pharma Industry

November 3, 2009 The recent anti-trust raids on Ranbaxy’s France unit by the European Commission (EC) has not come as a surprise, given that most pharmaceutical companies in India manufacture generic drugs. These drugs contain same active ingredients as the original formulations invented by the “originator” companies, mostly from Europe or United States, and in…