Does India Produce ‘World Class’ Medicines, For All?

India has already achieved a staggering number In terms of quantity or volume of generic medicines that it produces not just for India, but for many developed, developing and poorer countries, across the world. For this reason, India is popularly … Continue reading

Drug Price Control in India: A Fresh Advocacy With Blunt Edges

It is no-brainer that the advocacy initiatives to influence the new Government doing away with the ‘Drug Price Control’ in India has re-started by flooring the gas pedal. A fresh invigorating effort, apparently a pretty expensive one, has been initiated … Continue reading

“Make in India” Image of Pharma Needs An Early Makeover

“It is never too late to be what you might have been” - George Elliot The chronicle of events since the last couple of years or so, related to ‘Make in India’ image of the local drug industry, have been instrumental … Continue reading

Does Drug Pricing Freedom Benefit Patients in A Free-Market Economy?

A 2010 USFDA update titled ‘Generic Competition and Drug Prices’ highlighted that generic competition is intimately associated with lower drug prices, and the entry of the second generic competitor is associated with the largest price reduction. The agency found that … Continue reading

Pharma Horizon: Cloud, Rainbow And Smear

Some recent papers contemplated that the patent cliff for blockbuster drugs has already reached the zenith and early signs of recovery should be visible from 2013 onwards. However, from analysis of the currently available data, contrary to the above belief, I reckon, the downtrend … Continue reading