Covid-19: Perils Of Haste In Scientific Decision-Making Process

Multifaceted threats posed by Coronavirus to the humanity, are getting increasingly complex, every day. Currently, Covid-19 cases in India are ‘the highest that any country has ever recorded on a single day since the start of the outbreak.’ Alongside, the hopes of billions … Continue reading

Quick implementation of the undiluted ‘Central Drug Authority (CDA)’ Bill is essential for emerging India

Many industry experts after having evaluated the provisions of the original draft proposal for forming a Central Drugs Authority (CDA) in the country, commended and supported this laudable initiative of the Government. This Bill also known as, “The Drugs & … Continue reading

Pharma SMEs in India: a quick overview

The spread of Pharma SMEs in India: As per a recent study by Dun and Bradstreet, largest cluster of the Pharma SMEs is located in the western region of India contributing almost 55% of the total SMEs, based mostly in … Continue reading

Quick implementation of the UNDILUTED ‘Central Drug Authority (CDA)’ Bill is essential for emerging India

Many industry experts after having carefully evaluated the provisions of the original draft of the proposal of forming a CDA in the country commended and supported this praiseworthy initiative of the Government. This Bill also known as, “The Drugs & … Continue reading

The stormy debate on wrongful grant of pharma product patents – a countdown of the news events, for a quick perspective.

To give a quick perspective to this debate, I reckon, a countdown of five reported news events on the subject will be helpful. I start from February, 2009 and gradually go one year back, to February, 2008, to capture the … Continue reading

R&D and Protection of IPR related to Pharma sector, are now the responsibilities of the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) – a quick look at the initiatives taken by the department.

On July 2, 2008, the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of India notified creation of a new department to be known as the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers with an objective to have a … Continue reading