Improving Patient Access To Biosimilar Drugs: Two Key Barriers

Novel biologic medicines have unlocked a new frontier offering more effective treatment for a host of chronic and life-threatening diseases, such as varieties of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes, to name just a few. However, these drugs being hugely expensive, … Continue reading

Do Consumers Perceive Pharma Industry Innovative?

One of the world’s richest and most powerful American pharma associations, having an equally strong indirect global presence, apparently, expects all concerned to give an emphatic affirmative answer to the above question. Vindication of this thought gets reflected in the … Continue reading

Does the Landmark Glivec Judgment Discourage Innovation in India?

No, I do not think so. The 112 pages well articulated judgment of the Supreme Court of India delivered on April 1, 2013, does not even remotely discourage innovation in India, including much talked about ‘incremental innovation’. This landmark judgment … Continue reading

Creating an IPR friendly robust ‘Echo-System’ and ‘Improving Access to Affordable Medicines’ are not either/or situation in India

Last year, though the growth of the Global Pharmaceutical Industry with a turnover of US$ 752 billion significantly slowed down to just 6.7% due to various contributing factors, the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry continued to maintain a robust of growth of … Continue reading

Create, Deliver and Realize maximum value from a new product launch with an innovative Supply Chain Management system

Like in many other industries, effective supply-chain management (SCM) in the pharmaceutical industry involves a systematic process, spanning from procurement of raw, packaging and other related materials, converting those materials into finished goods stock keeping units (SKUs), inventory management of … 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

Innovative use of the new-age ‘Social cyber-media’ as a pharmaceutical marketing tool has the potential to open a goldmine of opportunities.

The new-age marketing tool: With more and more doctors not giving adequate time and even showing reluctance to meet the medical representatives and the important hospitals following suit, the global pharmaceutical companies are now in search of new marketing tools. … Continue reading