Apprehensions on the time of availability notwithstanding, equitable access to Covid vaccines for all, remain the best hope to leash the deadly virus, as the pandemic overwhelms the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) ‘Coronavirus Update 37’ of October 06, … Continue reading
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India, China Revoke Four Pharma Patents in A Fortnight: A Double Whammy for MNCs?
Revocation of four pharma patents by India and China within a fortnight has raised many eyebrows, yet again, across the globe. In this short period, India has revoked three patents and China one. While this quick development is probably a … 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
Limiting FDI in Pharma is a protectionist cry: Does not benefit the common man.
“Protectionism is harmful” very aptly commented by Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, the Finance Minister of India, just the other day. This was in context of “recent US moves to hike visa fees and clamp down on outsourcing”. While almost at the … Continue reading