By volume India’s pharmaceutical industry is third largest in the world and manufactures 60% of vaccines globally. The Indian pharma industry constitutes 40 to 70 percent of supply to satisfy the WHO’s demand for Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DPT) and Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG) vaccines and 90 percent of the global demand for the measles vaccine.
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