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

Pharma Sales Communication: Would ‘Cafeteria Approach’ Be More Productive Today?

For sales communication, quality of access of pharma Medical Representatives (MRs) to many important and busy doctors has been steadily declining over the past several years, all over the world, and India is no exception. This is mainly because the number of … Continue reading

‘e-detailing’: The Future of Pharmaceutical Sales?

Pharmaceutical product detailing to doctors by Medical Representatives (MRs) is believed to fetch the single largest return on marketing investments by the pharmaceutical companies globally, as on date. At the same time, the pharma players, across the world, are increasingly … Continue reading

Pharma Marketing in India: 10 Chain Events to Catalyze a Paradigm Shift

In the matured markets of the world pharmaceutical marketing is quite different in many respect as compared to India. Besides doctors, different sets of customer groups like, healthcare providers, patient advocacy groups, pharmacy benefit managers, clinical assessment authorities play various … Continue reading

For greater transparency in the relationship between physicians and the pharmaceutical companies, does India need an Act like, proposed ‘The Physician Payment Sunshine Act’ of the USA?

As we discussed earlier, to make the pharmaceutical companies disclose and report various types of payments made to the physicians, two Senators of the United States of America, Chuck Grassley and Herb Kohl introduced a bill called ‘The Physician Payment … Continue reading

Will mandatory disclosure of ‘payments to physicians’ by the pharmaceutical companies be an overall part of “Healthcare reform process” in the US and what about India?

The brief Scenario in India: In India over 20, 000 pharmaceutical companies of varying size and scale of operations are currently operating. It is alleged that lack of regulatory scrutiny is prompting many of these companies to adapt to ‘free-for-all’ … Continue reading