Patients’ Trust And Pharma Remain Strange Bedfellows?

Like many other industries, pharmaceutical companies too often talk about improving focus on effective ‘stakeholder-relationship management’. The doctors obviously form an integral part of this process. There is nothing wrong with it. Nevertheless, serious concern of ‘conflict of interest’ between … Continue reading

Higher The Healthcare Spend, Better The Healthcare Performance: A Myth?

It is generally believed, higher the per-capita expenditure of healthcare, better is the overall ‘healthcare performance’ of a nation. However, this myth has recently been busted by a new study, the take-home message of which would be quite relevant for … Continue reading

Access to Medicine: Losing Track in Cacophony

Indian Healthcare space is by and large an arena, where perceptions prevail over the changing reality in many important areas. Consequently, fierce discourse in those areas mostly gives rise to a cacophony of ‘Your Perceptions Against Mine’. It is intriguing, why even … Continue reading

Buying Physicians’ Prescriptions in Cash or Kind: A Global (Dis)Order?

Recently a European business lobby reportedly raised its voice alleging pharma Multinational Corporations (MNCs) in China have been ‘unfairly targeted’ by a string of investigations into bribery and price-fixing cases despite their generally ‘strong legal compliance’ and has suggested that China … 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

‘Prescription-brand’ loyalty and engaged field force – exploring the direct relationship.

Well known English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous ‘Huxley family’, Aldous Huxley once said in the context of nature, “Everything has a cause and the same cause usually produces same effect. The law of … Continue reading