Drug Innovation and Pharma M&As: A Recent Perspective

The 21st CEO Survey 2018 of PwC highlights a curious contradiction. This is based on what the Global Pharma Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) had articulated regarding their business outlook for 2018 and beyond. The report says: Despite highly publicized hand … Continue reading

Is Drug Innovation As Critical As Access To Medicines For All? [Augmented By A Video]

To make important medicines available to all in a sustainable way, the renowned philosopher Thomas Pogge in this very interesting video clipping titled “Medicines For The 99 Percent” suggested the following three simple, yet critical, steps to effectively run the … Continue reading

R&D: Is Indian Pharma Moving Up the Value Chain?

It almost went unnoticed by many, when in the post product patent regime, Ranbaxy launched its first homegrown ‘New Drug’ of India, Synriam, on April 25, 2012, coinciding with the ‘World Malaria Day’. The drug is used in the treatment … Continue reading

Why does the Government divert focus on to fringe issues to address critical healthcare concerns of the nation?

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Government of India has recently initiated a public debate through a ‘Discussion Paper on Compulsory Licensing (CL) of Patented Pharmaceutical Products’. The key … Continue reading

To avoid “Heparin” like tragedy in future, a robust “supply chain integrity and security” system is of critical importance

Globally the pharmaceutical industry is going through a metamorphosis. The types of changes that are taking place today globally, perhaps has no precedence.. The key drivers of these changes are mainly the following: 1. A large number of patent expiration … Continue reading