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20 percent of Indian pharma sales to be disrupted by Jan Aushadhi Scheme: Edelweiss Report


20 percent of Indian pharma sales to be disrupted by Jan Aushadhi Scheme: Edelweiss Report

The report by Edelweiss expects that around Rs 6,000 crore of the Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI) drugs could adversely impact around Rs 25,000-30,000 crore branded sales, assuming an average price differential of five times.

Mumbai: The Jan Aushadhi scheme, under which the government provides quality medicines at affordable rates may disrupt around 20 per cent of Indian pharmaceutical market sales, says a report.

The scheme aims to provide the highest quality drugs at affordable prices, at almost 50-90 per cent discount to their branded counterparts.

The report by Edelweiss expects that around Rs 6,000 crore of the Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI) drugs could adversely impact around Rs 25,000-30,000 crore branded sales, assuming an average price differential of five times.

India has over 5,000 Jan Aushadhi stores that cover a list of 800 plus drugs, both chronic and acute, across various therapies like that of anti-cancer, anti-infective, reproductive and gastrointestinal medicines.

By 2020, the government is eyeing opening of another 2,500 Jan Aushadhi stores.

Jan Aushadhi stores clocked aggregate sales of Rs 150 crore in the second half of FY19, according to the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP).

BPPI posted around Rs 120 crore sales in FY18 at maximum retail price, which corresponds to approximately Rs 600 crore of branded products, versus Rs 33 crore in FY17 and Rs 12.4 crore in FY16.

“We believe this two-pronged focus will enable the BPPI to expand to over 10,000 stores by FY21. With each store achieving monthly sales of around Rs 5 lakh, the scheme is set to top Rs 6,000 crore by FY21,” the report said.

It added that as unbranded generics and Jan Aushadhi gain steam, there will be further pressure on volume, leading to lower revenue growth for the branded market.

It further said that branded revenue growth will become a challenge in the coming years as the generics market share will keep on increasing.



Source: PTI
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    S.SRINIVASAMURTHY March 17, 2019, 1:36 pm

    GOOD TO HEARING IT SHOULD BE NOTED PRODUCER Jan Aushadhi medicines by Govt. PSUs and they were declared sick, facing closure, even not closed facing financial crunch unable to pay salaries , due payable to vendors for example BIG IDPL AND many By producing Jan Aushadhi they incur losses since input raw materials no price control Manufacturing bulk drugs only limited under private companies We depend upon Chinese imports GOVT should try how to reduce losses for the manufacturers