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Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited is an Indian company incorporated in 1961. It is India's largest pharmaceutical company. It exports its products to 125 countries with ground operations in 46 and manufacturing facilities in seven countries. It is ranked among the top 10 generic companies worldwide. The CEO of the company is Malvinder Mohan Singh.
Ranbaxy went public in 1973.
In 1998, Ranbaxy entered the United States of America, the world's largest pharmaceuticals market and now the biggest market for Ranbaxy, accounting for 28% of Ranbaxy's sales in 2005.
For the twelve months ending on December 31, 2005, the company's global sales were at US $1,178 million with overseas markets accounting for 75% of global sales (USA: 28%, Europe: 17%, Brazil, Russia, and China: 29%). For the twelve months ending on December 31, 2006, the company's global sales were at US $1,300 million.
Most of Ranbaxy's products are manufactured by license from foreign pharmaceutical developers, though a significant percentage of their products are off-patent drugs that are manufactured and distributed without licensing from the original manufacturer because the patents on such drugs have expired.
In December 2005, Ranbaxy's shares were hit hard by a patent ruling disallowing production of its own version of Pfizer's cholesterol-cutting drug Lipitor, which has annual sales of more than $10 billion. 
On June 23, 2006, Ranbaxy received from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration a 180-day exclusivity period to sell simvastatin (Zocor) in the U.S. as a generic drug at 80 mg strength. Ranbaxy presently competes with the maker of brand-name Zocor, Merck & Co.; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, which has 180-day exclusivity at strengths other than 80 mg; and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, also from India, whose authorized generic version (licensed by Merck) is exempt from exclusivity.
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