PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET

Pakistan pharmaceutical market is over US $ 1.25 billion with 450 companies registered with Ministry of Health, out of that 350 having manufacturing units in the country meeting app.80% of the local market demand. Market has shown growth of 13%(IMS Qtr 3/10).Ministry of Health has registered over forty thousand brands representing over fourteen hundred molecules. Major therapeutic areas are anti-infective, GIT, anti inflammatory, analgesics, cardiovascular and CNS. National pharmaceutical industry has made tremendous progress during the last few years. Value-wise share of National pharmaceutical industry in Pakistan’s total drug market is between 55-60% whereas unit-wise its share has increased to between 70-75%. Essential drugs can be imported after Ministry of Health approval and price is regulated by Ministry of Health.

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