Is The Department of Pharmaceuticals On The Same Page As The Prime Minister?

“The open secret is that pharmaceutical companies throw all manners of inducements on doctors to prescribe their medicines. The victim of their misdemeanors is the unsuspecting patient. Mr. Modi clearly wants to break this self-serving chain” – highlighted a media … Continue reading

How Cost-Effective Are New Cancer Drugs?

The main reason why cancer is so serious a disease, is the ability of the malignant cells to spread in the body, both locally by moving into nearby normal tissue, and regionally to nearby lymph nodes, tissues, or organs, affecting even … Continue reading

How Expensive Is Drug Innovation?

High prices for patented drugs are quite often attributed to the exorbitant cost of drug innovation, by the global pharma players. This argument is played, replayed again, again… and again by them, in various ways and forms, especially when many … Continue reading

Marketing Off-label Use of Drugs: A Path Much Abused?

As many would know, prescribing any medicine for disease conditions that are not approved by the drug approving authorities while granting its marketing approval, is generally termed as ‘off-label’ use of drugs. It is also a usual practice in most … Continue reading

Unsustainable New Cancer Drug Prices: Resolution Remains A Far Cry

Prices of new drugs for the treatment of life-threatening ailments, such as cancer, are increasingly becoming unsustainable, across the world, and more in India. As articulated by the American Society of Clinical Oncology in 2014, this is primarily due to … Continue reading

No More Payment for Prescriptions: Pharma at A Crossroads?

“ARE there different and more effective ways of operating than perhaps the ways we as an industry have been operating over the last 30, 40 years?” “TRY and make sure we stay in step with how the world is changing.” … Continue reading