“Fire in The Blood”: A Ghastly Patents Vs Patients War – for Pricing Freedom?

International award winning documentary film, ‘FIRE IN THE BLOOD’ could possibly set a raging fire in your blood too, just like mine. It made me SAD, REFLECTIVE and ANGRY, prompting to share ‘MY TAKE AWAYS’ with you on this contentious subject, immediately after I put … Continue reading

Two Paintings on the Same Canvas: ‘Truth About Drug Companies’ and ‘Protecting Access to Medicines’

As the saying goes, “Great people think alike”, many thought leaders of very high credibility across the globe, seem to think almost in similar lines when it comes to improving access to medicines for a large section of the global … Continue reading

A Force Multiplier: An “Armageddon”: A Contender for Supremacy in the Generic Pharma World

It is very important for any country to ensure access to most appropriate medicines for the patients as and when they require. In many disease areas such access can be remarkably improved through affordable generic drugs, which offer significant savings … Continue reading

The R&D Factor: “One of the Great Myths of the Industry”

Yes, that is what the global CEO of one of the Pharmaceutical giants of the world commented in a very recent interview with Reuters. Adding further to this comment he said, “US $1 billion price tag for R&D was an … Continue reading

‘The Pharmacy of the Developing World’ keeps its eye on the ball to emerge as ‘The Pharmacy of the World’

The incessant march of the home grown pharmaceutical companies of India in search of excellence, especially in the space of high quality low cost generic medicines for almost all disease areas, continues at a scorching space, probably more than ever … Continue reading

India: Too Enticing a Pharma Market to Ignore by the Global Players despite unhappiness

A White-Paper, titled “Emerging Markets Today and Tomorrow: Insights on Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals and Future Trends in the BRIC Landscape”, released by a global technology and services company specializing in healthcare, Cegedim, in June, 2012 highlighted that 20 to 30 percent … Continue reading

“Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients”: Exploring the book to be released in the Indian context

The title of today’s article could make some of the readers uncomfortable and angry, just as what I experienced while writing the same, being a long time follower and student of the pharmaceutical industry, both global and local. Ethical business … Continue reading

Early Signal of Metamorphosis in the Global Pharmaceutical Product Patent Regime

Before enactment of the Indian Patents Act (amended) 2005, it was widely reported that to protect ‘Public Health Interest’, the Parliament of India has ensured inclusion of a number of ‘safeguards’ including checks on ‘ever-greening’ of pharmaceutical patents and broader … Continue reading