Robust implementation of Biosimilar Guidelines could help India earn leadership status in ‘Biosimilar World’

Across the world, biologic drugs, in general, have a successful record in treating many life threatening and other complicated ailments. Expiration of product patents of the first major group of originators’ biologic molecules has led to the development of products … Continue reading

India-like New Broader Compulsory Licensing Provisions in China Could Make the Global Pharma Players Edgy

Quite close on the heel of grant of Compulsory License (CL) to Bayer AG’s expensive Kidney and Liver cancer drug Sorafenib to the domestic Indian manufacturer Natco by the Indian Patent Office, as provided in the Indian Patent Law, China … Continue reading

Sanofi’s acquisition of Universal Medicare could redefine nutraceuticals business in India

The Economic Times in its August 24, 2011 edition reported that Sanofi-Aventis has acquired the nutraceuticals business of Universal Medicare to scale up their business operations in the ‘wellness’ space of the healthcare sector in India. What are ‘Nutraceuticals’? Dr. … Continue reading

Indian Pharmaceutical Industry could well be a contender for global supremacy by the next decade, competing effectively with China

By the next decade of this millennium both India and China are expected to be the top two emerging markets of the world in the pharmaceutical sector, registering a scorching pace of growth all around. The quality of consistency and … Continue reading

Pragmatic intervention of all the states for Preventive Healthcare could significantly reduce the burden of disease of ‘We, the People of India’.

Overall disease pattern in India is showing a perceptible shift from the age old ‘Infectious Diseases’ to ‘Non-infectious Chronic Illnesses’. As reported by IMS, incidence of chronic ailments in India has increased from 23% in 2005 to 26% in 2009. … Continue reading

Amendment of ‘Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics’ Regulations for the Doctors by the MCI could dramatically change the Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices in India, hereafter.

As reported in the media, the notification of the Medical Council of India (MCI) dated December 10, 2009 amending the “Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics), Regulations 2002″ has been welcomed by the medical profession. Areas of stricter … 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