Name: Yusuf Hamied
Title: Chairman and Managing Director, Cipla
Yusuf Hamied made his name a decade ago when he faced down Big Pharma on patents for HIV/AIDS drugs and Cipla started selling them at a cost of about $1 a day. His disdain for what he considers Big Pharma’s “obscene prices” born out of monopolies is well documented. Hamied has the industry’s rapt attention again with his new attack on cancer meds and his avowal that Cipla will soon take on biologics.
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