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Ray of Hope

The worst seems to be behind for Sun Pharma as its Halol plant seems set for clearance and its specialty portfolio tests water in the US

It is a question I ask myself everyday… but I have no clear answer. From a day-to-day perspective, I am not seeing the pressure reducing,” said Abhay Gandhi the CEO of Sun Pharma’s North America business, in a rather pensive mood at the company’s third quarter earnings call. Sun Pharma, India’s largest pharmaceutical firm has been fighting tooth and nail to hold its ground in an extremely competitive pricing environment in its biggest market, the US. Companies across the pharma industry, both main players as well as channel partners, are consolidating even as prices of drugs are falling like there’s no tomorrow. The carnage seems never-ending — at least for a few years.