‘The Pharmacy of the Developing World’ keeps its eye on the ball to emerge as ‘The Pharmacy of the World’

The incessant march of the home grown pharmaceutical companies of India in search of excellence, especially in the space of high quality low cost generic medicines for almost all disease areas, continues at a scorching space, probably more than ever … Continue reading

Finance Ministry Disallows Expenses on ‘Freebies’ to Doctors by Pharma Companies in line with MCI Guidelines: A Possible Game Changer?

Things are unfolding reasonably faster now related to the financial relationship between the pharmaceutical companies and the medical profession. All these issues are getting increasingly dragged into the public debate where government can no longer play the role of a … Continue reading

Bollywood Matinee Idol Pontifies on Pharma FDI with Razzmatazz: Exploring Facts

It has been widely reported  by the media that Bollywood matinee idol Aamir Khan was invited by the Parliamentary Standing Committee  (PSC) on commerce to express his views on Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in the pharmaceutical sector of India on … Continue reading

Healthcare Tourism: India needs to step on the gas

Healthcare Tourism or Medical Tourism are the terminologies initially coined by the travel agents and the media when patients travel outside their national boundaries to seek either more specialized and/or cheaper but high quality healthcare available in other countries. World … Continue reading

Biologic Drugs: The hunt for the ‘Magic Bullets’ is on

The global pharmaceutical industry is now navigating its way through very cautiously while negotiating an unprecedented ‘patent cliff’, simultaneously with gradually drying-up R&D pipelines. This unique situation has triggered off several global mega Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) not only involving … Continue reading

Why does the Government divert focus on to fringe issues to address critical healthcare concerns of the nation?

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Government of India has recently initiated a public debate through a ‘Discussion Paper on Compulsory Licensing (CL) of Patented Pharmaceutical Products’. The key … Continue reading

Hype on “Superbug” – national pride – rational mind

Since around last fortnight Indian media of all types and forms, have been fiercely competing with each other to attract the ‘eye balls’ of the viewer/readers through ‘alarming’ news items starting from the situation in the J&K to the ‘rampant … Continue reading