Russian drugmakers cut production; India looks to reduce reliance on Chinese APIs;

> A Russian lawmaker said 16 Russian drugmakers had stopped production of "the cheapest and the most essential drugs," including antibiotics, because of the falling price of the ruble. Story

> A report projects slow growth for the excipients market in North America and Europe. Release

> The Philippines' Health Secretary Enrique Ona has resigned over questions concerning 2012 contracts for pneumonia vaccines that government investigators later questioned. Story

> A government official in India says the country needs to create a better domestic market to cut the country's reliance on APIs from China. Story