Focus On Core Competencies – Regardless of Generic Or Innovative Drug Business

On February 11, 2021, by two different Press Releases, two global pharma majors – GSK and Novartis simultaneously made interesting announcements. Both were related to three generic cephalosporin antibiotics. GSK revealed, ‘it has reached an agreement with Sandoz – a … Continue reading

2020: Learnings From A Yearlong Catastrophic Disruption And Crystal-Gazing 2021

 Wishing All My Readers A Very Happy, Healthy, Peaceful and Prosperous 2021 Just a few days left for the year 2020 to merge with history. It will be remembered by all – as a year of all-round catastrophic global disruption. … Continue reading

A Rare Strategic Acrobatic Feat in Covid Time

‘Keep nose to the grindstone while lifting eyes to the hills.’ Quite a while ago, all-time global management guru – Peter Drucker used this essential acrobatic feat as an example, for the business strategists. This illustration signifies the criticality of harmonizing decisions … Continue reading

Enhancing Pharma Brand Experience In The New Normal

In these days of unprecedented and all-pervasive disruptions – almost in every facet of life – caused by an unknown virus, scramble to find an effective solution for saving lives and livelihoods, still continue. The discomfiture seems to be omnipresent … Continue reading

Would ‘Complex Generics’ Attract More ‘Authorized Generics’?

Despite increasing numbers of alleged scams involving generic drugs, both in the United States and also in India, even involving many large generic drug manufacturers, the traditional generic drug market, keeps growing globally. Although, the current growth is in mid-single … Continue reading

‘Data-giri’: Critical For A Rewarding New Product Launch

Success in new product launches is a fundamental requirement to excel in pharma business – regardless of whether the drug is innovative or a generic one. For a novel, innovative molecule, associated risks are much higher, as it carries a … Continue reading

Increasing Consumerism: A Prime Mover For Change in Healthcare

Increasing ‘consumerism’ has already become a strong prime mover to reckon with, even in healthcare, including the pharma industry, across the world. Patients’ longing for better participative treatment experience at an affordable cost, has started gathering momentum as a major disrupting … Continue reading

Define And Adapt To Reality: Two Pivotal Pharma Leadership Skills For Sustainable Excellence

Max DePree – a much quoted American businessman and author had once said: “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.” While defining the reality within the drug industry today, it makes many industry leaders to ponder, despite … Continue reading