Sales of anti-malarial drugs jump 76% on the back of long rainy season - (Business Standard via NewsPoints Desk)

  • India's heavy and long rainy season led to a spike in sales of anti-malarial drugs in Mumbai, Business Standard reported Thursday.

  • During the September quarter, sales of antimalarial drugs rose 76% over the previous quarter, the highest in the last six quarters.

  • The long, rainy season and the ensuing rise in antibiotic sales boosted the overall growth of the domestic pharma industry during the September quarter by 11.5%, which was among one of the best quarters in over a year.

  • Analysts said that the robust monsoons helped in boosting sales of the anti-infectives, but most therapy areas recorded double digit growth during the quarter.

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