For Improving Drug Quality in India – A Bizarre Intent

On January 16, 2017, quoting a Government source, a media report revealed, “India’s drug regulator is looking to inspect US pharmaceutical facilities, making critical medicines so that only high-quality products are imported from them.” This intent follows a similar decision … Continue reading

SCM: Embracing Technology For Patients’ Safety

Supply Chain Management (SCM) in the pharma industry is generally perceived as a logistic function, just in most other industries, involving the distribution of medicines from manufacturing plants, right up to pharma distributors. Thereafter, it becomes the responsibility of the … Continue reading

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence For Greater Patient-Centricity

‘Artificial Intelligence (AI)’ – the science of simulation of intelligent behavior in computers, has the potential to leave a transformational impact on virtually everything that we see and feel around us. As many will know, the modern definition of AI … Continue reading

Moving Beyond The Pill: No Longer An Option

Many of us would prefer to live, as long as possible, in the comfort zones of old paradigms, hoping to succeed in the same way as we had succeeded in the past. But the wheel of time keeps moving, triggering … Continue reading

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

Pharma ‘To Endeavor More To Be What It Desires To Appear’

Reputation is one of the most fundamental requirements for long-term sustainability of any business, without facing too much of avoidable distraction, or even a tough headwind from any hostile business environment. This fact is, of course, no-brainer. We all know … Continue reading

Improving Patient Access To Biosimilar Drugs: Two Key Barriers

Novel biologic medicines have unlocked a new frontier offering more effective treatment for a host of chronic and life-threatening diseases, such as varieties of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes, to name just a few. However, these drugs being hugely expensive, … Continue reading

Patient Services Aren’t Optional Any More For Pharma Business Excellence

In the modern world of abundance of information through various sources and platforms, patients are increasingly looking for greater engagement in their healthcare decision-making process with the doctors, slowly but steadily, and in that process seeking better services from different … Continue reading