New “National IPR Policy” of India – A Pharma Perspective

Whether under pressure or not, is hardly of any relevance now. What is relevant today is the fact that the new Indian Government, almost in a record time of just around two months, has been able to release a high … Continue reading

Gilead: Caught Between A Rock And A Hard Place In India

I had mentioned in my blog post of August 4, 2014, titled “Hepatitis C: A Silent, Deadly Disease: Treatment beyond reach of Most Indians” that in line with Gilead’s past approach to its HIV medicines, the company would offer to … Continue reading

Hepatitis C: A Silent, Deadly Disease: Treatment Beyond Reach of Most Indians

Every year, July 28 is remembered as the ‘World Hepatitis Day’. In India, this year too, the day had gone by virtually uneventful, for various reasons. This happened despite increasing trend of the disease in the country. Though, there are … Continue reading

The ‘TINA Factor’: A Hotspot for Patented Drugs

An article published in a global business magazine on December 5, 2013 mentioned that Marijn Dekkers, the CEO of Bayer AG reportedly has said at the Financial Times Global Pharmaceutical & Biotech Conference held this month that: “Bayer didn’t develop its cancer drug, Nexavar (sorafenib) for … Continue reading