Nutraceuticals: An Emerging Opportunity in The Gray Area Between Pharma And Nutrition

Close association between nutrition and health has assumed a historical relevance. Growing pieces of evidence, even today, suggests that nutritional intervention with natural substances could play an important role, especially in the preventive healthcare. The World Health Organization (WHO) too … Continue reading

Reaping rich harvest with less moaning and bagful of creative ideas from emerging Rural Markets of India

About 72 percent of the population and 135 million households of India live in the rural areas of the country. Many of them are poor. Definition of ‘Rural’: Agencies of the Government of India like, National Council of Applied Economic … Continue reading

India – Young Today, Old Tomorrow: Emerging Issues of Aging, Health and Socioeconomic Profile of the Country

‘World Health Day’ is celebrated every year on April 7, the day ‘World Health Organization (WHO)’ was founded in 1948. Each year, on this day, people from all walks of life across the globe are invited by WHO to focus … Continue reading

Explore the Emerging Markets with the ‘Wings of Courage’.

Overall growth rate of the global pharmaceutical industry is currently hovering around 5%. Similar situation has been prevailing since last several years. There is no indication of acceleration of growth rate from any of the top 3 regions of the … Continue reading

Quick implementation of the undiluted ‘Central Drug Authority (CDA)’ Bill is essential for emerging India

Many industry experts after having evaluated the provisions of the original draft proposal for forming a Central Drugs Authority (CDA) in the country, commended and supported this laudable initiative of the Government. This Bill also known as, “The Drugs & … Continue reading

The traditional ‘Business Models’ of R&D focused Global Pharmaceutical majors are undergoing a metamorphosis

Mounting pressure on the P&L account, as the products go off patent: Patented new products are the prime growth driver of the research based pharmaceutical companies of the world. Since last few years, because of various reasons, the number of … Continue reading

Will Global Pharma Majors be successful in their foray into highly competitive generics pharma business offering no (patent) protection of any kind?

As reported by IMS Health, emerging markets will register a growth rate of 14% to 17% by 2014, when the developed markets will be growing by 3% to 6% during the same period. It is forecasted that the global pharmaceutical … Continue reading

Quick implementation of the UNDILUTED ‘Central Drug Authority (CDA)’ Bill is essential for emerging India

Many industry experts after having carefully evaluated the provisions of the original draft of the proposal of forming a CDA in the country commended and supported this praiseworthy initiative of the Government. This Bill also known as, “The Drugs & … Continue reading