Rebalancing Skill Sets In Pharma Sales And Marketing

A disturbing trend against much needed more job creation across the world, has been well captured in a May 2016 MIT article. It concluded through several complex mathematical models that: “As more tasks performed by labor are being automated, concerns … Continue reading

Multi-channel Engagement: A New Normal In Pharma Marketing

The 2015 Report of AffinityMonitor reconfirms that access to important doctors for pharma Medical Representatives (MRs) continues to decline. Now, fewer than half of all doctors are truly accessible to the MRs, down from nearly 80 percent in 2008. In … Continue reading

Declining MR Access to Doctors Prompts Increased Digital Engagement

The trigger point for a disruptive change in the pharma marketing playbook now seems to be not just on the horizon, but could soon move to a countdown stage, in India. On Friday, September 16, 2016, at a seminar on … 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

‘Patent Linkage’: Can The Core Issue Be Resolved?

On February 10, 2015, a leading business daily of India, quoted the Commerce Secretary of India – Rajeev Kher, saying, “India needs to relook at its Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy with a view to bring in a differentiated regime … Continue reading

“Kickbacks And Bribes Oil Every Part of India’s Healthcare Machinery” – A National Shame?

“Corruption ruins the doctor-patient relationship in India” – highlights an article published in the well-reputed British Medical Journal (BMJ) on 08 May 2014. The author David Berger wrote, “Kickbacks and bribes oil every part of the country’s healthcare machinery and … Continue reading

Would e-Marketing Replace Medical Representatives?

Many people within the pharmaceutical industry cannot simply visualize a drug marketing environment without Medical Representatives (MRs) detailing their products to doctors for ever increasing prescription support. This much traditional sales force, for face to face interaction and transaction with the … Continue reading

In VUCA World: Changing Dynamics of Prescription Generation Process

The acronym VUCA is often being used to emphasize upon the Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity in various situations. The term has been derived from military vocabulary and is being used since 1990s in the business management parlance. VUCA is also … Continue reading