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Economics, Health Care, International economy

India’s misguided response to our findings on the quality of drug exports

A recent National Bureau of Economic Research working paper that we co-authored on the quality of Indian medicines exported to Africa has drawn surprising over-reaction from the Indian government and pharmaceutical industry. In a recent article in the Economic Times, officials said that India’s government is planning a defamation suit against our research team for running a “smear campaign” against the industry. The government’s threat of legal action is a shocking development, and if it proceeds, will hurt India more than it will hurt us. read more >