India-like New Broader Compulsory Licensing Provisions in China Could Make the Global Pharma Players Edgy

Quite close on the heel of grant of Compulsory License (CL) to Bayer AG’s expensive Kidney and Liver cancer drug Sorafenib to the domestic Indian manufacturer Natco by the Indian Patent Office, as provided in the Indian Patent Law, China … Continue reading

Infections may cause NCDs like, diabetes and cancer: Ongoing scientific quest to decipher the mystery

To create a positive health impact on the lives of billions of people, the United Nations (UN) on September 19, 2011 unanimously adopted a ‘Political Declaration’ on ‘Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs)’.  In the years ahead, this path-breaking initiative on NCDs, … Continue reading

To avoid “Heparin” like tragedy in future, a robust “supply chain integrity and security” system is of critical importance

Globally the pharmaceutical industry is going through a metamorphosis. The types of changes that are taking place today globally, perhaps has no precedence.. The key drivers of these changes are mainly the following: 1. A large number of patent expiration … Continue reading

For greater transparency in the relationship between physicians and the pharmaceutical companies, does India need an Act like, proposed ‘The Physician Payment Sunshine Act’ of the USA?

As we discussed earlier, to make the pharmaceutical companies disclose and report various types of payments made to the physicians, two Senators of the United States of America, Chuck Grassley and Herb Kohl introduced a bill called ‘The Physician Payment … Continue reading