Pharmaceutical industry in Pakistan

The pharmaceutical industry in Pakistan has grown up during the last few decades. At the time of independence in 1947, there was hardly any pharma industry in the country. Today Pakistan has about 400 pharmaceutical manufacturing units including those operated by 25 multinationals present in the country. The Pakistan Pharmaceutical Industry meets around 70% of the country's demand of Finished Medicine. The domestic pharma market, in terms of market share, is almost evenly divided between the Nationals and the Multinationals.

The National pharma industry has shown a progressive growth over the years, particularly over the last one decade. The industry has invested substantially to upgrade itself in the last few years and today the majority industry is following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), in accordance with the domestic as well as international Guidance. Currently the industry has the capacity to manufacture a variety of product ranging from simple pills to sophisticated Biotech, Oncology and Value Added Generic compounds.

The Pakistan pharma industry is relatively young in the international markets with an export turnover of over US$100 Million as of 2007. Pakistan Pharma Industry boasts of quality producers and many units are approved by regulatory authorities all over the world. Like domestic market the sales in international market have gone almost double during last five years. The pharma industry is focusing to an Export Vision of USD 800 Million by 2014. In the meantime, exports are also likely to be boosted by new regional and global opportunities.

The value of pharmaceuticals sold nationwide exceeded US$1.4 B in 2007 and US$2.3 B in 2012. The value of medicines sold is expected to exceed US$3.2 B by 2014.[1] As of 2013, the total export value of Pakistani-manufactured medicines around the world stood at $500 million.[1] Many different companies sell a diverse range of drugs and pharmaceutical products.

Top 10 growth wise pharmaceutical companies in Pakistan

  • Wilshire Labs.
  • Barret Hodgson Pakistan, Karachi
  • Sami
  • Chas.A.Mendoza,Karachi
  • Macter International Limited
  • Getz pharma
  • Scotmann Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd
  • English Pharmaceutical Industries Lahore.
  • Herbion
  • Remington Pharmaceuticals

Today, the pharmaceutical sector is one of the most developed hi-tech sectors within the country's economy. New pharmacy schools have been set up nationwide in the past few years which provide and cater to quality pharmacy education to students of pharmacy. Within the province of Punjab, the Punjab Pharmacy Council (based in Lahore) is a government department responsible for conducting examination and tests.

The Pakistan Pharmacists Society is the national professional organisation of pharmacists country-wide and also acts as a regulatory authority controlling pharmacy practice in Pakistan.[2] Pharmaceutical authorities in Pakistan are part of the International Pharmaceutical Federation.

Many pharmaceutical industries are operating in Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar & other main industrial hubs of Pakistan, which includes:

  1. Scotmann Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd., Islamabad[3]
  2. Chas.A.Mendoza, Karachi
  3. Adamjee Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Limited, Karachi
  4. Akhai Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Limited, Lasbela
  5. Akson Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Limited, Mirpur
  6. Albro Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Limited, Lahore
  7. Alina Combine Pharmaceuticals, Karachi
  8. Alkemy Pharmaceuticals Laboratories (Pvt) Limited, Karachi
  9. Alliance Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Limited, Peshawar
  10. Allied Medical Supplies, Karachi
  11. Alpha Chemicals (Pvt) Limited, Lahore
  12. Ambrosia Pharmaceuticals, Rawalpindi
  13. Ameer Pharma (Pvt) Ltd., Lahore[4]
  14. Amson Vaccines & Pharma, Rawalpindi]
  15. Ankaz Pharmex (Pvt) Ltd., Karachi
  16. Aries Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd., Peshawar
  17. Asian Continental (Pvt) Limited, Karachi
  18. Askari Pharmaceuticals, Lahore
  19. ATCO Laboratories Ltd., Karachi
  20. Axis Pharmaceutical, Faisalabad
  21. Barret Hodgson Pakistan, Karachi
  22. Batala Pharmaceuticals, Gujranwala
  23. Bio Fine Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Limited, Multan[5]
  24. Bio Pharma,Multan,Pakistan
  25. BioGen Pharma, Rawalpindi
  26. Bosch Pharmaceuticals, Karachi
  27. Breeze Pharma (Pvt) Ltd., Islamabad
  28. Brooks Pharmaceutical Laboratories Pakistan, Karachi
  29. Bryon Pharmaceuticals, Peshawar
  30. C C L Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Limited, Lahore
  31. Caraway Pharmaceuticals, Rawalpindi
  32. CIRIN Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Limited, Rawalpindi
  33. Max Pharmaceuticals, Islamabad
  34. Curatech Pharma (Pvt) Ltd., Lahore
  35. Danas Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd., Islamabad
  36. Delux Chemical Industries, Karachi
  37. Standpharm (Pvt) Ltd, Lahore
  38. Shaigan Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd, Rawalpindi
  39. Shaf Pharma Lahore Pakistan[6]
  40. Stallion Pharmaceuticals PVT LTD Dedicated Penicillin Manufacturer[7]
  41. Wellborne Pharmachem & biologicals,[8] Hattar Industrial Estates
  42. Xenon Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd, Lahore

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association | Pakistan Pharmaceutical Industry". Ppma.org.pk. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  2. ^ Pakistan Pharmacists Society
  3. ^ "Home". scotmann. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  4. ^ "Ameer Pharma (Pvt) Ltd - Lahore". Lahoreindustry.com. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  5. ^ http://www.biopharmapk.com
  6. ^ "Shafpharma a name in pharma business". Shafpharma.com. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  7. ^ "Stallion Pharma". Stallion Pharma. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  8. ^ Registrar small industries Islamabad Pakistan
Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 08:32