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COMMENTARY/Major Wholesalers vs Hansha Competition to Intensify on Growing Market for Generics

March 3, 2008
The market for generics is expected to expand due to a series of measures taken by the government to stimulate the use of generics. Wholesalers and hansha, or small wholesalers which deal with generics from particular companies, play a major…

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