Shifting Pharma Supply Chain Strategy From Global To Local

Alongside large-scale disruptions of many critical industrial operations, Covid-19 global pandemic took the wind out of the sail of pharma supply chain, as well, at the very onset of lockdowns. This happened in many countries around the world, including the … Continue reading

Drug Price Control in India: When A Local Media Goes Against, A Global CEO Doesn’t

‘Variety is the spice of life’, as the good old saying goes. The week, just gone by, was indeed packed with a wide variety of surprises, well encompassing various important areas, some of which are as follows: Effective November 08, … Continue reading

Vaccines Development: Is it Just a Business Based on Fear?

‘Vaccination – A Business based on fear’, is the title of a book written by Dr. Gerhard Buchwald M.D, a German medical doctor and a vaccination critic. This book talks about: “The damage and the deaths caused by vaccination are written … Continue reading

Patent Conundrum: Ignoring India Will Just Not be Foolhardy, Not An Option Either

The recent verdict of the Supreme Court against Novartis, upholding the decision of the Indian Patent Office (IPO) against grant of patent to their cancer drug Glivec, based on Section 3(d) of the Indian Patents Act, has caused a flutter … Continue reading

Pharmaceutical innovation and Public Health Interest: Ways to achieving the dual objectives

Healthcare industry in general and the pharmaceutical sector in particular have been experiencing  a plethora of innovations not only to cure and effectively manage ailments to improve the quality of life, but also to help increasing overall disease-free life expectancy … Continue reading

Social Media – an evolving new-age powerful communication tool for the Pharmaceutical Industry, both global and local

David Edelman in his article titled, “Branding in the Digital Age:You’re Spending your Money in All the Wrong Places”, published in the ‘Harvard Business Review’  dated December 2010, commented the following: “Consumers today connect with brands in fundamentally new ways, often … Continue reading

Does the Indian Patents Act conform to Article 27 (Patentable Subject Matter) of TRIPS on the issue of ‘local working of patents’?

India is one of the signatories of TRIPS and has a national commitment on adherence to this important international agreement. It is, therefore, widely believed that the amended Indian Patents Act will be TRIPS compliant. A recent circular from CGPTD: … Continue reading