SMS plant passed FDA inspection; Eisai uses sea shipping for many APIs;

> Japanese drugmaker Eisai is sending about 60% of its Indian-made APIs by ship while Hospira ($HSP) ships its by air. Report

> Indian API maker SMS Pharmaceuticals said a plant in Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh has passed a U.S. FDA inspection. Report

> Small Indian drug companies are weighing the benefits and risks of meeting international manufacturing standards. Story

> The Indian government intends to invest some money in public manufacturing facilities in its effort to help wean the country off foreign-made APIs. Report

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