Pharma Policy Execution Gap Limits Access To Affordable Medicines?

“The cost of new drugs is putting increasing pressure on people in both rich and poor countries”- was eloquently expressed in an article, titled “Why do new medicines cost so much, and what can we do about it?”. This was … Continue reading

New Drug Price Control Order of India: Is it Directionally Right Improving Access to Medicines?

The last Drug Policy of India was announced in 2002, which was subsequently challenged by a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Karnataka High Court on the ground of being inflationary in nature. The Honorable Court by its order dated … Continue reading

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

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

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