A Snap Shot of Indian Pharmaceutical Market in January 2014

According to the retail audit dated February 2014 of well reputed AIOCD Pharmasofttech AWACS Pvt. Ltd, in January 2014 the Indian Pharmaceutical Market (IPM) registered a turnover of Rs. 6,227 Crore (around US$1 billion) with a growth of 8.5 percent. … Continue reading

Supreme Court Suspends New Drug Trials in India…Time to Shape Up?

On September 30, 2013, with a damning stricture to the Drug Regulator, the Supreme Court, in response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the NGO Swasthya Adhikar Manch, stayed approvals for 162 applications for local Clinical Trials (CTs) of new … Continue reading

Pharma FDI: Damning Report of Parliamentary Panel, PM Vetoes…and Avoids Ruffling Feathers?

An interesting situation emerged last week. The Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Commerce proposed a blanket ban on all FDI in brownfield pharma sector. Just two days after that, the Prime Minister of India vetoed the joint opposition of the Department … Continue reading