The recent regulatory ban on a large number of irrational Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) drugs is not a new incident in India. A similar mega ban was announced even before, about nine years ago. Intriguingly, the saga continues, for various … Continue reading
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Is Drug Price Control The Key Growth Barrier For Indian Pharma Industry?
The corollary of the above headline could well be: “Are drug price hikes the key growth driver for the Indian Pharmaceutical Market (IPM)?” Whenever the first question, as appears in the headline of this article: “Is drug price control a … Continue reading
Drug Price Control in India: A Fresh Advocacy With Blunt Edges
It is no-brainer that the advocacy initiatives to influence the new Government doing away with the ‘Drug Price Control’ in India has re-started by flooring the gas pedal. A fresh invigorating effort, apparently a pretty expensive one, has been initiated … Continue reading
“Make in India” Image of Pharma Needs An Early Makeover
“It is never too late to be what you might have been” - George Elliot The chronicle of events since the last couple of years or so, related to ‘Make in India’ image of the local drug industry, have been instrumental … Continue reading
The Takeover Magician To Tango Again On A Bold New ‘Sunny’ Tune
The consolidation process of the Indian pharmaceutical industry continues in its own pace. Most recently, the homegrown pharma takeover magician is all set to tango yet again with a bold ‘Sunny’ tune. The low profile creator of high value ‘Sun … Continue reading
Indian Pharmaceutical Market in February 2014 – A Snap Shot
According to the Retail Audit dated March 2014 of well reputed AIOCD Pharmasofttech AWACS Pvt. Ltd, in the month of February 2014, the Indian Pharmaceutical Market (IPM) registered a turnover of 5902 Crore (around US$ 980 million) growing at 4.5 percent against … Continue reading
A Snap Shot of Indian Pharmaceutical Market in January 2014
According to the retail audit dated February 2014 of well reputed AIOCD Pharmasofttech AWACS Pvt. Ltd, in January 2014 the Indian Pharmaceutical Market (IPM) registered a turnover of Rs. 6,227 Crore (around US$1 billion) with a growth of 8.5 percent. … Continue reading
New Drug Price Control Order of India: Is it Directionally Right Improving Access to Medicines?
The last Drug Policy of India was announced in 2002, which was subsequently challenged by a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Karnataka High Court on the ground of being inflationary in nature. The Honorable Court by its order dated … Continue reading