Increasing Consumerism: A Prime Mover For Change in Healthcare

Increasing ‘consumerism’ has already become a strong prime mover to reckon with, even in healthcare, including the pharma industry, across the world. Patients’ longing for better participative treatment experience at an affordable cost, has started gathering momentum as a major disrupting … Continue reading

‘Made-to-Measure’ Marketing for ‘Made-to-Measure’ Medicines

We have entered into a new era of innovation in medical science where ‘one size fits all’ type of treatment is making a sizeable space for a new ‘made-to-measure’ variety of the same. Such medicines are being developed particularly for … Continue reading

Cancer Care: Dawns A New Era Of Precision Medicine In India

The concept of ‘Precision Medicine’ has started gaining increasing importance, in the treatment process of many serious diseases, such as cancer. It is now happening in many countries of the world, including India. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) of … Continue reading

The Stakeholder-Mix Has Changed, But Pharma Marketing Has Not

“We try never to forget that medicine is for the people. It is not for profit. Profits follow, and if we have remembered that, they never fail to appear.” In 1952, George Wilhelm Herman Emanuel Merck, the then President of … Continue reading

Evolving Scenario of Non-Personal Promotion in Pharma Marketing

In the Indian pharmaceutical industry, ‘Non-Personal Promotion (NPP)’ is gradually expected to assume much greater strategic importance than what it is today, if at all, in the overall strategic marketing ball game. This process would get hastened as and when … Continue reading

A Patient-Centric State Initiative To Revolutionize Disease Treatment

In his State of the Union address, just before the recent visit to India in January 2015, President Barack Obama articulated the need to develop “Precision Medicine” in his country – a bold, giant and perhaps unprecedented State initiative to … Continue reading

“Meeting Unmet Needs of Patients”: A New Direction

The much-hyped phrase of the global pharma majors – ‘meeting unmet needs of patients’, is very often used to create an aura around newer patented drugs of all kinds, from original to banal, including evergreen varieties such as: Evergreen Drug/Brand … Continue reading

‘Disease Oriented Treatment’ to ‘Patient Oriented Treatment’ – An evolving trend

The quest for moving away from conventional and error-prone ‘Disease Oriented Treatment’ paving the way for unconventional individual patient-specific ones, may soon come to fruition. Dramatic progress in the research for developing ‘Personalized Medicines’ could soon offer a choice for … Continue reading