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Dr Reddy's gets Chinese regulator nod for anti-blood clotting drug

April 23, 2019 / Sohini Das
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Sources said the company got approval earlier this month for generic Clopidogrel, which is used primarily to prevent blood clotting and acts against cardiovascular problems. Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL), which is betting big on the Chinese drug market, recently got an approval for a $1.6-billion anti-blood clotting drug from the Chinese regulator after an 11-year wait. Sources said the company got approval earlier this month for generic Clopidogrel, which is used primarily to prevent blood clotting and acts against cardiovascular problems. The launch of the product is still some time away. This would be DRL’s biggest product in China in terms of market potential. The drug is now undergoing generic equivalent assessment (China requires drugmakers to conduct bioequivalence studies).