• Of Patents and Patients

    Pharmaceutical giant Cipla’s archive is worth emulating for all legacy companies. This diarist toured it last week and was surprised to see the effort gone into chronicling the company’s eight-decade-long journey. A visitors’ book from 1939, signed by both Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel; a 1939 photograph of a Cipla-monogrammed van, against the Great […]

  • In Remote Villages, Surprising New Measures Save Children With Malaria

    Malaria quickly kills toddlers. But rapid diagnostic tests, a new suppository drug and bicycle ambulances can buy enough time to get stricken children to hospitals. During malaria season, children who live in remote villages are at tremendous risk. When parasites transmitted by mosquitoes swarm into the brain, the disease can kill within 24 hours. Often […]

  • A first in Morocco: CIPLA MAROC opens an inhaler manufacturing plant in the Rabat region for an investment of 60 MDH

    Inaugurated by MM. Anas Doukali and MM. Moulay Hafid Elalamy, the plant will produce 1.5 million metered-dose inhalers annually Rabat, Morocco, October 13, 2018: Cipla Maroc, subsidiary of the leading global pharmaceutical company Cipla Ltd, today announced the official opening of its manufacturing plant for metered-dose inhalers in Ain Aouda in the Rabat region. A […]

  • Child malaria deaths dramatically cut by suppository drug, shows Zambia study

    Internally administered medicine allows crucial window of time for children in remote areas to reach healthcare facilities A suppository form of a malaria-fighting drug could provide a lifeline to children in rural areas, drastically cutting the number of deaths caused by the disease. A study in rural Zambia found that suppository drugs administered by community […]

  • Morocco Enhances Pharmaceutical Sector with New Production Facility

    Morocco inaugurated on Saturday a new metered dose inhalers’ (MDI) production facility in Ain Aouda, near Rabat. – Rabat The factory that represents a 60 MDH investment, is the first of its kind to open in Morocco, according to state-owned media outlet Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). Cipla Morocco, subsidiary of the Indian pharmaceutical group, Cipla […]

  • Cipla, Putting Social Stigma to Rest

    Abid Hussain Barlaskar , afaqs!, New Delhi In the brand’s latest ad, Priyanka Chopra’s revelation of being an asthmatic is set to dilute the bad buzz around asthma and inhalers. Pharmaceutical company Cipla, in its latest commercial for campaign #BerokZindagi aims at dispelling stigmas around asthma and normalising the use of inhalers in everyday life. […]

  • Cipla eyes next leg of growth from global biz

    In India, the company is by far the leader in the respiratory drugs segment, having a turnover of over Rs 18.93 billion. Sohini Das The company already enjoys a 67-68 per cent share of the respiratory drugs market in India and has potential for a 14-15 per cent growth Cipla, a prominent name in the […]

  • We are determined to make fearless living a habit: Cipla’s Umang Vohra

    Umang Vohra Global CEO, Cipla ‘We are looking to provide end-to-end solutions in the area of disease management for Patients’ Cipla  is looking to make innovation an integral part of its business model. Can you explain what innovation entails for a pharma company? Our innovation philosophy is all about going beyond the pill. Product innovation […]