- Launches new dedicated division “RENOVA” to cater to the needs of Chronic Kidney Disease patients in the country
- JBCPL to launch seven products in the division that will focus on the management of hypertension in Chronic Kidney Disease to End-stage renal disease.
J.B. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd. announces its foray into the area of Nephrology with a new dedicated division called “RENOVA” which will endeavour to serve patients who are under treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease.
The new division will focus exclusively on comprehensive renal care ranging from the management of hypertension in Chronic Kidney Disease to End-stage renal disease. After successfully becoming one of the leading player in Hypertension with brands like Cilacar® and Nicardia® , JBCPL has now begun to also focus on patients with CKD.
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) has emerged as a major cause of global morbidity and mortality with the Global Disease Burden report of 2015 labelling it as one of the most common causes of death. There has been a 37.1% rise in mortality over 10 years. In India, the burden of CKD has not been assessed properly, but it is estimated that the prevalence of CKD is 800 patients per million population and the prevalence of end-stage renal disease is 150-200 patients per million population. Unfortunately, only a small portion of CKD patients reach nephrologists and mostly in the later stages when the diseases has progressed. The segment, therefore, has a need for dedicated intervention.
“Being one of leaders in the hypertension segment, we realised that Chronic Kidney Disease is a major issue in the country and the numbers are rising significantly. There are growing cases of hypertension associated with CKD and we believe this initiative will enable us service the growing unmet needs of CKD patients.” Mr. Nikhil Chopra, CEO & Whole time director, J.B. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Limited, said.
He further added, “JBCPL remains committed to serving the needs of patients and the launch of the dedicated nephrology division is a testament to that fact. Besides the division launch, we will continue to create awareness about CKD and enable patients to reach out to physicians as early as possible.”