Review of the Indian market of anti-tuberculosis drugs: focus on the utilisation of rifampicin-based products
Abstract:SETTING: There is a need to better understand the extent of the utilisation of rifampicin in the market, particularly in fixed-dose combinations (FDC).
OBJECTIVE: To review the Indian market of anti-tuberculosis drugs, as this is the largest single market in the world of this therapeutic class.
DESIGN: Review and analysis of the sales data proffered by the Indian market audit. Estimated data relating to public sector product usage were utilised in order to obtain a more complete scenario.
RESULTS: The use of rifampicin-based products is very important in the Indian market of anti-tuberculosis drugs. Particularly common is the use of FDCs, which represent 62% of anti-tuberculosis drugs sold in the private market.
CONCLUSIONS: The Indian market for anti-tuberculosis drugs is very large and well integrated. FDCs are widely used. In addition to double- and triple-drug FDCs, four-drug combinations have recently been introduced into the market. The Indian industry also exports raw materials and pharmaceutical specialities.
Document Type: Review Article
Affiliations: Hoechst Marion Roussel, Milan, Italy
Publication date: 1999-11-01
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