Digitization or Digitalization: What’s Seen More in Indian Pharma?

Just before this New Year, a doctor friend from a large city of India invited me for dinner, as I happened to be there for a couple of days. Dr. Srikanth Kashikar (name changed) is one of my longtime friends, … Continue reading

Collaborative commercialization of inexpensive smaller incremental innovation in Chemistry will play an important role in bringing affordable new drugs or new drug delivery systems

It started in the 17th century: Alchemy, a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, searching for a universal cure for disease and indefinitely prolonging life, not considered a science … Continue reading

Increasing penetration of Health Insurance: an important way to improve affordability and access to healthcare

While India is making rapid strides in its economic growth, the country is increasingly facing constraints in providing healthcare benefits to a vast majority of its population. This is mainly because of the following reasons:1. Inadequate healthcare infrastructure and delivery … Continue reading

Patent Linkage: an important step yet to be taken by the Government of India for proper enforcement of product patents granted in the country

The process of Patent Linkage establishes a desirable communication process between the Health Ministry and the Patent Offices to prevent marketing approval of generic drugs before expiration of patents granted in India. It also ensures that one Government Department / Ministry … Continue reading