For Affordable Healthcare: Synergize Resources Through PPP Models

According to a 2012 study of IMS Consulting, the key factor of significantly high ‘Out of Pocket (OOP)’ expenditure on healthcare in India is that people are pushed into seeking costlier private care services due to imbalanced infrastructure of healthcare workers, … Continue reading

Big Pharma Demands Transparency, Keeping their ‘Black-Boxes’ Tight and Safe?

Pharmaceutical Industry across the globe wants absolute transparency in all government laws, policies, guidelines, transactions and overall governance. They also expect the trade environment should be predictable, non-manipulative and business-friendly. These expectations are indeed well justified and deserve whole-hearted support … Continue reading

Drug, Patent and Hype: Quo Vadis Pharma Innovation?

A recent research report reveals, though the pharmaceutical companies in the United States since mid 2000 have spent over US$ 50 billion every year to discover new drugs, they have very rarely been able to invent something, which can be called significant … Continue reading

After Mollycoddling China Cracks Down on Pharma MNCs…But Why Now?

In tandem with exemplary growth in the healthcare sector, China has started confronting with some consequential hazards in form of serious regulatory violations involving, besides many others, hospitals, pharmaceutical pricing and food and drug safety, which reportedly include contaminated milk powder and … Continue reading

In the Wonderland of Pharma Generics: Some Steps In, Some Steps Over the Line

To scale-up access to healthcare, especially for the marginalized population of any country, greater access to affordable generic drugs will always remain fundamental, besides improving healthcare infrastructure and its delivery mechanism. Thus, there should be a robust mechanism across the … Continue reading

Chasing the “Holy Grail”: Reasonably affordable healthcare for all

The Healthcare industry of the world as a whole with a size of several trillion US$ is growing at a fast pace in many countries for various reasons. The industry can be broadly divided into six categories as follows: Managed … Continue reading

The New Drug Policy is languishing in a labyrinth

Drug Price Control has remained the key feature of all Drug Policies of India, since their inception in early 70’s. Most of these policies continued to remain behind their times consistently, without any exception. That said, the Drug Policy 1994 … Continue reading

e-healthcare: A new vista to improve access to quality and affordable healthcare in India

The concept of e-healthcare started germinating in India since 1999, when the ‘Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)’ initiated its pioneering step towards telemedicine in the country by deploying a SATCOM-based telemedicine network. This network is currently playing a key role … Continue reading