Higher The Healthcare Spend, Better The Healthcare Performance: A Myth?

It is generally believed, higher the per-capita expenditure of healthcare, better is the overall ‘healthcare performance’ of a nation. However, this myth has recently been busted by a new study, the take-home message of which would be quite relevant for … Continue reading

Buying Physicians’ Prescriptions in Cash or Kind: A Global (Dis)Order?

Recently a European business lobby reportedly raised its voice alleging pharma Multinational Corporations (MNCs) in China have been ‘unfairly targeted’ by a string of investigations into bribery and price-fixing cases despite their generally ‘strong legal compliance’ and has suggested that China … Continue reading

Encourage vaccine research and improve its access to demonstrate ‘prevention is better than cure’

Vaccines are one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions, which help preventing over 2 million deaths every year. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines vaccines as: “A vaccine is any preparation intended to produce immunity to a … Continue reading

‘Prevention is better than cure’: Such a healthcare policy focus could effectively reduce the disease burden in India

First National Health Policy was passed by the Parliament of India in 1983 and was last updated in 2002. How much of the policy intent has seen the light of the day is anybody’s guess. Healthcare issues are not being … Continue reading