Pharma Governance Maladies and Corporate Leadership

On September 26, 2017, two media headlines related to the Indian pharma industry, possibly made many wonder – Are these some of the key reasons prompting the Government to enforce stringent and costly regulations in this sector? Above revelations came … Continue reading

Pharma Innovation Absolutely Critical: But NOT Shorn from Ethics, Propriety, Compliance and Values

Significant value added innovation is the bedrock of progress of the pharmaceutical industry and is essential for the patients. This is a hard fact. However, this current buzzword – ‘innovation’ can in no way be shorn from soft business necessities … Continue reading

Are Preventive Medicines always cost effective to be an area of focus in healthcare management?

American Board of Preventive Medicine defines ‘Preventive Medicine’ as follows: “Preventive Medicine is the specialty of medical practice that focuses on the health of individuals, communities, and defined populations. Its goal is to protect, promote, and maintain health and well-being … Continue reading

Family owned pharma business: Separate ownership from management for long term organization interest

A study recently conducted by ‘ASK Investment Managers’ reported, “Family Owned Businesses (FOB)” account for 60% of market cap among the top 500 companies in India and comprise 17% of the IT Industry, 10% of refineries, 7% of automobiles and … Continue reading

The importance of ‘Supply Chain Integrity’ in ‘Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM)’ process

Since the last decade with increasing pace of change, mostly in the western world has accelerated the globalization process in the Pharmaceutical Industry across the world. The key drivers to these changes are as follows: 1. A large number 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

Dire need of quality ‘Cold Chain’ infrastructure for pharmaceuticals in India and its efficient management through Public Private Partnership initiatives.

Why Cold Chain for pharmaceuticals?Drugs are complex entities and many of these are temperature sensitive in nature. This entails them requiring precise and continuous temperature conditions in transit in order to retain their potency and resultant efficacy.Many life saving drugs … Continue reading