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The takeover battle for India’s Fortis Healthcare has accelerated, with Manipal Healthcare, backed by US investment management firm TPG Capital, raising its offer for the troubled hospital chain against the backdrop of a messy dispute over the bidding process. Malaysian suitor IHH Healthcare has also since extended its offer validity period.
India is known for its strict patent legislation restricting which drugs can be given IP protection, but a new study suggests authorities in the country are actually being too lenient in awarding patents in a rush to grant new applications.
Indian drug firm Glenmark Pharmaceuticals says it’s launching a Phase 2b clinical trial for its first biologic developed in-house, a medicine to treat atopic dermatitis that the company believes may have blockbuster potential.
Human antibiotic consumption globally jumped dramatically between 2000 and 2015, with India posting the biggest rise, reports a new US study, which calls for a radical policy rethink to prevent antimicrobial drug resistance soaring.