GSK India Chief On Pandemic Decisions, Refreshing The Portfolio
GSK India managing director Sridhar Venkatesh outlines how the company navigated pandemic-related turbulence and “stuck its neck out” to ensure uninterrupted supplies of key drugs. The executive also discusses launch prospects for products including Xevudy in India and an intent to “refresh” the company’s vaccines portfolio.
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