Know About Indian Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Industry is a major business worldwide and contributes to GDP of India as well.

The Indian Pharmaceutical industry ranks among the top ones in the 3rd World and offers a wide variety of high quality products. The sector is estimated to have a worth or $4.5 Billion and is growing at a rapid pace of about 9% per year.

The Indian Pharmaceutical Industry has an 8% share in global sales. India also produces about 20% - 24% of all generic medicines used in the world. This is why the Indian Pharmacy sector ranks 4th in terms of volume and 13th in terms of value. The Indian Pharmaceutical Industry has 20,000 independently registered units that are in tough competition with the government’s price control. Due to this tough price competition, consumers in the local as well as international markets get quality products at a very reasonable rate.

The Pharmaceutical industry has seen rapid growth around the globe in the last few decades. The current market leader holds 7% share of the entire market. There are nearly 250 corporations around the world that hold 70% share in the global market. Due to the low cost labour and business friendly policies on the Indian government, many of these corporations have shifted a part of their manufacturing and research services to India.

As more and more Pharmaceutical companies strive to increase their profitability and reduce overhead costs of research and product development, India has become a levered industry for development of new drugs. By moving most of new product research to India, pharmacy companies decrease expenditure by 40% - 60%. Consumers are also spending more on healthcare every day. As compare to 4% in 1997, consumers were spending 7% in 2007 on healthcare. This figure is expected to reach 13% by 2015.

Major Players in Indian Industry:

Indian Pharmaceutical Industry has two major players:

1.            Companies having Indian Origins

2.            Multi-National Companies Investing in Indian Pharmacy Sector

The top four players in the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry are:

1.            GlaxoSmithKline

2.            Cipla

3.            Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

4.            Ranbaxy

These rankings are based on the sales figures of these players. Since the sales figures of most companies are not very different, this list can change over time. The top multi-national companies in the Indian market are:

1.            Glaxo-SmithKline

2.            Hoechst Marion Roussel

3.            Knoll Pharma

4.            Pfizer

The Indian origin company having largest share of the Pharmaceutical market in India is “Ranbaxy”. Sales figure reported by Ranbaxy in the year 2000 was $356.3 million which is certainly impressive. The upcoming players in the Indian market are:

1.            Glen Mark Pharmaceuticals

2.            Cadila Healthcare

3.            Ajanta Pharma

4.            Elder Pharmaceuticals

India consumes about 80% of the drug produced in the county indigenously. However, Most of bulk medicines produced is exported to different countries. According to stats collected in 1999-2000, Russia and USA are the top importers of Pharmaceutical products from India. They imported drugs of $100.7 million and $137.9 million, respectively. Other countries that have increased the imported of Indian Pharmacy products in recent years are Brazil, Singapore and Iran.

Contract manufacturing has also benefited the Indian Pharmacy industry as well as the multi-national corporations and Local players involved in the process. Although Europe and North America dominate the Contract manufacturing industry, the growing Pharmacy markets in China and India now hold about 35% to 40% share for production of ingredients and formulations.

There have been two major developments that advocate the fact that the Indian market will profit greatly from outsourcing. Firstly, a lot of drugs are about to come off-patent which will generate millions of sales. Secondly, India’s product patent regime has arrived which will boost the confidence of major international pharmaceutical players in the Indian market.

The triumph of Indian industry in the contract manufacturing area has brought around many important global developments. For instance, a leading contract research and manufacturing services (CRAMS) company in India, named Jubilant Organosys, has bought into a number of US Pharmacy companies namely Target Research Associates, Trinity Laboratories, and Trigen Labs. Moreover, the Indian pharmacy giant, Bilcare Ltd, has acquired a US Pharmacy firm named ProClinical Inc. and established its first manufacturing facility in the US.

A number of factors have contributed to the exponential growth of the CRAMS area in the Indian Pharmaceutical market. Some of these are:

1.            Modern Cutting-Edge Infrastructure

2.            High Quality Research Expertise

3.            Dependable Regulatory Environment

4.            Abundant Skilled Labour

Role Of Indian Companies in Global Market:

Ranbaxy is looking to become the third largest Pharmacy company on the globe by having alliance with another international player. Wockhardt and Dr Reddy's have also shown active interest in the generics area and bought into some major international firms.

From January 2004 to October 2005, Indian Pharmacy companies made 18 major acquisitions in the international market. This included acquisition of RPG by Ranbaxy for $80 million and Docpharma’s by Matrix Labs for $263 million which was also the largest acquisition. Jubilant Organosys, Nicholas Primal, and Glen Mark also bought two international firms each during this time. The largest buyout by an Indian firm was done in February 2006 for $573.6 million when India’s Dr. Reddy’s purchased Betapharm Arzneimittel, the 4th largest German generics company, from a British company named 3i. These large buyouts by Indian companies certainly signify the exponential development of India’s Pharmaceutical industry.


The major area where there is room for heavy development in India’s pharmacy sector is Generics. India exports drugs to more than 65 countries around the globe. USA, which is itself the largest pharmacy market of the world, is currently the largest importer of Indian drugs in open market.

Most of our customers will be very much interested to know what generic drugs actually are and why they are much cheaper than similar branded products available in the market.

The term “generic drug” is used for medicines that are developed and sold without any patent protection. Some of these medicines might have patents on their formulation but there are no patents as far as the active ingredients used in these drugs are concerned.

The generic drugs are usually cheaper than branded drugs because manufacture does not have any patent for the ingredients or formulation of his drug. A patent protects the manufacturer’s claim to develop the product exclusively and does not allow any other entity to produce the same drug in the market. According to normal rules, the patent is valid for a period of 17 years after which another entity is allowed to manufacture the same drug.

A drug that has been patented is the only one of its kind in the market. This means that its formulation and effects are exclusive. Therefore, when you buy a patented drug from the market, you are not only paying for the cost of ingredients and manufacturing but also for the cost of research, testing of the drug, proving that the drug is safe for consumption and marketing and transportation of the drug. If the drug is available only for certain symptoms or conditions, the consumers also have to pay a premium. All of these costs make the drug very expensive as compared to a non-patent drug. The manufacture, in this case, is also charging consumers for the efforts during the entire development procedure.

After 17 years pass on a patent and it expires, other companies are also allowed to manufacture this drug. Since these companies do not have to do any research, test the product or market the product as it is already formulated, they produce it at a much lower cost. The drug produced as a result of redevelopment of a previously patented formulation is called a generic drug.

Why Choose IDC(iDrugs.Club-India Drugs Club)?

The global pharmaceutical industry has been changed completely due to new breakthroughs and technology advancements in the last three decades. This rapid change has also affected the Indian industry and it has grown to a properly organized and well developed market.

IDC(iDrugs.Club-India Drugs Club) has been a part of this global change and is well versed in the art of providing the best high quality medicine to its customers at the most reasonable cost possible. We have all the resources to become a pioneer in the pharmaceutical industry of India and help our customers develop with us.

We aim to provide quality pharmaceutical products to our customers that are not only more effective, and innovative, but also are in the reach of any average buyer. We have a goal of providing medicines that provide maximum relief against a patient’s problem and have minimum side effects. We only provide products that are manufactured by the world leaders in the pharmaceutical business. Most of the drugs available with us are manufactured by companies like Ranbaxy, Dr Reddy's, and Cipla. We provide a wide range of pharmaceutical products. We assure you that you will find the best variety of products available only at IDC(iDrugs.Club-India Drugs Club). Following is a list of only a few areas that we cover with our products:

•             Cardiovascular Drugs (Anti-hypertensives, Hypolipidaemic Agents)

•             Anti Diabetic Drugs

•             Anti Bacterial / Anti Biotics

•             Anti-inflammatory / Analgesics / Antiarthritics

•             Anti-Virals

•             Anti-Ulcerants

•             Anti Spasmodic Agents

•             Antiallergics / Antihistamines / Anti Cold Agents

•             Anti-Fungal

•             Anti Emetic

•             Vitamins and Minerals / Hematinics

•             Erectile Dysfunction Treating Agents

•             Anti Helmenthetics

•             Anti Diarrheal / Antiprotozoal Agents

•             Smoking Cessation Agents

•             Hepato-biliary

•             Anti-thyroid

•             Heamostatic Agents

•             Gout Treating Drugs

•             Anti Obesity Agents

•             Ergot Alkaloids

•             Estrogen Hormones / Estrogens

•             Anti AIDS / Anti Cancer / Ontological Disorder Drugs

•             Drugs for Acne

•             Herbal Products / Cosmetics

We have a strict policy against narcotics and we do not provide any such drugs or controlled substances to our valued customers under any circumstances.

Our aim is to strive for the betterment of lives of millions of people who require pharmaceutical products to enhance their quality of life. To have a better contact with our customers, we have a three tiered communication system in which users can contact our dedicated staff via phone, email and chat. Our staff is available 24/7 to ensure that all of your queries are responded to in minimum time possible.

IDC(iDrugs.Club-India Drugs Club) is a strict believer in making the earth a better place for our future generations. Due to this belief, we always use environment friendly packaging which can be recycled and is not damaging for the nature.

All orders placed with us are handled with utmost urgency. We use express shipping so that your product will be delivered within 3 to 12 days of placing the order.

Every genuine buyer is greatly concerned about the price of the product he or she is purchasing. We fluctuate our prices according to the industry conditions and ensure that our customers will get the best rate from us. We also offer deals and discounts on hottest selling products frequently to ensure that we give something back to our loyal customers.

We strive to provide the best services and products to our customers. Shop with us once and we assure you that you will find our products well-tailored to your needs and requirements.

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