As many would know, the significance of trust is profound. It is virtually all-pervasive. Building trust is fundamental in retaining any relationship – be it in the family, society or even in business, such as pharmaceuticals. For long-term success and … Continue reading
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Drug Price Control And National Health Security
‘Without Providing Affordable Medicines, There Can’t be Health Security’, said the Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers of India, as reported on September 22, 2017. Although, the Minister made this remark while discussing Government price control on cardiac stents in … Continue reading
Counterfeit Drugs In India: A Malady Much Deeper
Many debates and discussions continue being lined up in India almost regularly, generally by the pharma trade associations, besides a few others, on the issue of counterfeit drugs. A good number of these events are sponsored by the global and … Continue reading
Health Care: “India Has Moved From Strength To Strength!”
The above flabbergasting assertion came recently from the Union Government of India in context of current health care system in the country. To be specific, this proclamation of the Ministry of Health was reportedly made at its ‘point by point … Continue reading
Just 16% Of Indian Population Has Access To Free Or Partially-Free Health Care?
Is health care currently a low priority area for the Government of India? Probably yes, and thus it is worth trying to fathom it out. Besides planned frugal spending on overall public health in 2015-16, even as compared to the past … Continue reading
India: Tops The GDP Growth, Remains At The Bottom On Health Care
On February 9, 2015, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported, “India’s statistics ministry surprised economists when it unveiled the new numbers for the growth of India’s gross domestic product. It ratcheted up India’s GDP growth figures using a new methodology that … Continue reading
With Frugal Public Resource Allocation Quo Vadis Healthcare in India?
The memory is still afresh in India. A new political dispensation took charge of the governance of the country, riding on the tidal waves of people’s hope and aspirations, with presumed credibility to ‘Walk the Talk’. The expectations were skyrocketing … Continue reading
Herceptin Biosimilar Expands Drug Access to Breast Cancer Patients in India
Come February 2014, much to the relief of more than 145,000 patients diagnosed with breast cancer in India, Herceptin of Roche, a critical drug for the treatment of the dreaded disease, will face competition, for the first time, from a … Continue reading