India Pharma Reps Protest Corruption, Drug Prices
Posted 28 August 2012 | By
Pharmaceutical sales representatives in India went on strike
to protest treatment of the reps, increasing drug prices and corporate
corruption in their industry, according to PMLive.
The one-day strike was held on 23 August and organized by
the Federation of Medical and Sales Representatives Associations of India
(FMRAI). The group's newsletter
said widespread corruption is creating attacks on the job security of sales
reps, including an increase in reps being banned from hospitals and medical
The PMLive report said FMRAI wants a cap on medicine prices,
a code of ethics for sales and marketing practices, and action against pharma
A GlobalData report said the pharma market in India could reach as high as $54billion by 2020.