Yusuf Hamied – Cipla

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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.

Read more: Yusuf Hamied – Cipla – FierceBiotech http://www.fiercebiotech.com/special-reports/yusuf-hamied-cipla#ixzz2b9oexHpH
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Yusuf Khwaja Hamied is a leading Indian scientist and chairman of Cipla, a socially conscious generic pharmaceuticals company founded by his father Khwaja Abdul Hamiedin 1935.[2]

Born in VilniusLithuaniaYusuf Hamied was raised in Bombay (now known as Mumbai). His Indian Muslim father and Russophone Jewish mother…

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