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Sun Pharmaceutical ( and scrip ID SUNPHARMA) is an international pharmaceutical company
Pharmaceutical company
The pharmaceutical industry develops, produces, and markets drugs licensed for use as medications. Pharmaceutical companies are allowed to deal in generic and/or brand medications and medical devices...

 based in Mumbai, India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

. It should not be confused with Sun Pharmaceuticals Corp, which is a manufacturer of sun care products, owned by the Playtex
Playtex
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 branch of Energizer Holdings
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Sun Pharmaceutical, often known just as Sun Pharma, makes many generic and brand name drugs that are distributed in the United States, Europe, Asia and worldwide.

Acquisition of Taro Pharmaceuticals


A planned acquisition of Israeli Taro Pharmaceuticals initiated in March 2007 completed in Sept 2010; Taro has a strong franchise in dermatology and topical products, in addition to product baskets in cardiovascular, neuropsychiatric and anti-inflammatory therapeutic categories. Taro US has more than 100 ANDA
ANDA
An Abbreviated New Drug Application is an application for a U.S. generic drug approval for an existing licensed medication or approved drug....

 drug approvals in the U.S. alone. One NDA
NDA
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 as well as 26 ANDA are awaiting with the USFDA.

Raids by USFDA


On 25 June 2009, US Marshals seized 33 drugs made by Caraco, the subsidiary of Sun Pharma. The seizure was due to the noncompliance of Caraco with the Current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). The seizure was followed by an 18% drop in price of Sun Pharma.