As science and technology, across the world, are progressing at a scorching pace – Covid-19 pandemic notwithstanding, today’s generations are growing up tech savvy – more than ever before. The trend will keep going north faster and with a steeper … Continue reading
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Pharma’s Dual Challenge – To Save Lives And Livelihood
“Jaan hai to jahan hai” (If you have life, you have the world). Prime Minister Modi - with a skillful tweak, used the couplet of the 18th century poet - Mir Taqi Mir, while announcing the criticality of 21-day national lockdown from March 24, 2020 due … Continue reading
For Affordable Access To Quality Healthcare in India, Invest Where The Mouth Is
On September 25, 2018, well-hyped Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Scheme (AB-NHPS), touted as the largest health scheme in the world, was launched in India. Prior to its launch, while announcing the scheme on August 15, 2018 from the … 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
Big Pharma Demands Transparency, Keeping their ‘Black-Boxes’ Tight and Safe?
Pharmaceutical Industry across the globe wants absolute transparency in all government laws, policies, guidelines, transactions and overall governance. They also expect the trade environment should be predictable, non-manipulative and business-friendly. These expectations are indeed well justified and deserve whole-hearted support … Continue reading
After Mollycoddling China Cracks Down on Pharma MNCs…But Why Now?
In tandem with exemplary growth in the healthcare sector, China has started confronting with some consequential hazards in form of serious regulatory violations involving, besides many others, hospitals, pharmaceutical pricing and food and drug safety, which reportedly include contaminated milk powder and … Continue reading
The top two reasons for not seeking medical treatment, across the population, are not poor ‘Access to Healthcare’ in India
“About 1.8 million children under age of 5 die in India every year; 68,000 mothers die due to maternal causes, and 52 million children in the country are stunted”. “With 70% people living in more than 600,000 villages across rural … Continue reading
Access to affordable healthcare to 65% of Indian population still remains a key issue even after six decades of independence of the country.
Despite so much of stringent government control, debate and activism on the affordability of modern medicines in India, on the one hand, and the success of the government to make medicines available in the country at a price, which is … Continue reading