Creating ‘Shared Value’ in Pharma – The Way Forward

Many Pharmaceutical companies, both global and local, are struggling with a plethora of critical challenges. With the industry reputation diving south successful navigation through this headwind has become an onerous task, more than ever before. Under this backdrop, the article, … Continue reading

“Big Pharma’s Satanic Plot is Genocide”: South Africa Roars

In a recent interview, the Health Minister of South Africa (SA) Mr. Aaron Motsoaledi reportedly made the above comment. The background: As reported in the interview and also indicated in an article in this blog, the Trade and Industry Department of SA, … Continue reading

Innovative Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Healthcare Financing is the way forward to improve ‘Affordability’ and ‘Access’ to Healthcare’ in India

Despite various measures taken by the Government of India (GoI), around 65% of the population do not have access to modern medicines in the country. Such medicines do not include treatment just for ‘Tropical Diseases’ like, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Filariasis or … Continue reading

The need for urgent healthcare reform in India: The way forward.

If we look at the history of development of the developed countries of the world, we shall see that all of them had invested and even now are investing to improve the social framework of the country where education and … Continue reading

Improving ‘Access to Modern Medicines’ in India –Public Private Partnership (PPP) is the way forward.

Despite various measures being taken by the Government of India (GoI) from time to time, around 65% of Indian population are not having access to modern medicines. It appears, GoI is of the view that the reason for poor ‘access … Continue reading

‘Orphan Drugs’ for ‘Orphan Diseases’ – is ‘Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD)’ platform for discovery research the way forward?

To meet the unmet needs of common and dreaded diseases intensive R&D activities are being undertaken by the Pharmaceutical Industry, the world over. At the same time, a percentage of human population, however small, also suffers from some rare diseases, … Continue reading

An integrated approach towards Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives to improve access to healthcare in India is the way forward.

Despite so much of stringent government control, debate and activism on the affordability of modern medicines in India, on the one hand, and the success of the government to make medicines available in the country at a price, which is … Continue reading