Stem Cell Therapy in India: A Potential Game Changer in Disease Treatment

Stem Cells (SC) offer an incredible potential to instill a new lease of life virtually to any organ of the human body, bringing them back to the pre-disease state through its own biological repair mechanism. Intensive research initiatives are on … Continue reading

Awaiting The Two To Tango: Pharma Innovation And Public Health Interest

“The rewards for the breakthrough drug discovery must be substantial, but if prices are the only mechanism through which returns on research flow, affordability will be compromised,” articulated an article titled, ‘Pharmaceutical Policy Reform – Balancing Affordability with Incentives for Innovation’, … Continue reading

The Next Frontier: Frugal Innovation For High-Tech Drugs

Should drug innovation models remain as expensive as what these are claimed to be now by the global pharma industry, in general? Finding a credible, appropriately quantifiable, and generally acceptable answer to this question is critical. It won’t, then, just … Continue reading

Moving Up The Generic Pharma Value Chain

June 2014 underscores a significant development for the generic drug exporters of India. Much-delayed and highly expected launch of generic Diovan (Valsartan) is now on its way, as Ranbaxy has reportedly received US-FDA approval to launch the first generic version of this blood pressure drug … Continue reading

USFDA ‘Import Bans’: The Malady Calls For Strong Bitter Pills

It is a matter of pride that Indian pharmaceutical industry is the second largest exporter of drugs and pharmaceuticals globally, generating revenue of around US$ 13 billion in 2012 with a growth of 30 percent (Source: Pharmexcil). Though sounds awkward, … Continue reading

“Fire in The Blood”: A Ghastly Patents Vs Patients War – for Pricing Freedom?

International award winning documentary film, ‘FIRE IN THE BLOOD’ could possibly set a raging fire in your blood too, just like mine. It made me SAD, REFLECTIVE and ANGRY, prompting to share ‘MY TAKE AWAYS’ with you on this contentious subject, immediately after I put … Continue reading

‘Swine Flu’ – why create so much of scare to disturb public life?

Why has so much of scare been created on ‘Swine Flu’ in India? Who are responsible for creating and spreading such panic?Any attempted answers to these question perhaps will remain baffling to many of us when we read that out … Continue reading