An Interesting demand: No Price Control For OTC Drugs

Since over a decade, some pharma trade organizations operating in India, have been advocating for a separate regulatory policy for ‘Over The Counter (OTC)’ drugs, which can be legally sold without any medical prescriptions. Such a new policy initiative, if taken by … Continue reading

Pharma Policy Execution Gap Limits Access To Affordable Medicines?

“The cost of new drugs is putting increasing pressure on people in both rich and poor countries”- was eloquently expressed in an article, titled “Why do new medicines cost so much, and what can we do about it?”. This was … Continue reading

Do Consumers Perceive Pharma Industry Innovative?

One of the world’s richest and most powerful American pharma associations, having an equally strong indirect global presence, apparently, expects all concerned to give an emphatic affirmative answer to the above question. Vindication of this thought gets reflected in the … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Disease: Robs Memory: Steals Dignity: Escapes Treatment

At a well reputed Mumbai Club, quite unexpectedIy, I bumped into Sumeet (name changed). It has indeed been a long while since we met at his home in South Mumbai. He came there with his wife Shilpa (name changed). Sumeet, was … Continue reading

Healthcare Malpractice in India: Even Medical Association distastes the ‘Bitter Pill’

At a peak of repeated overdose of media sensationalism covering various facets of happenings around us, at times almost mimicking ‘self-flagellation’ though, the program ‘Satyamev Jayate (Truth Alone Triumphs) ’ of Bollywood icon Aamir Khan has the potential to be … Continue reading