What Pays More: Creating ‘Innovative ‘Customer Experience’ Or ‘Innovative Drugs’?

More innovative a drug is, the better is its business success rate. This was the general perception of around 92 percent pharma professionals in the past three years. Whereas the fact is: ‘Having the best product doesn’t guarantee sales anymore’. … Continue reading

Drug Pricing: Why Justify On R&D Cost Rather Than Precise ‘Customer Value’?

While looking around, it won’t be difficult to spot many types of steep-priced highly innovative products, where high costs aren’t justified by high R&D expenditure, but for unique ‘customer value’ offerings. Many consumers evaluate those and decide to settle for … Continue reading

The Challenge of Holistic Value Creation With Pharma M&A

Two mega deals, right at the dawn of 2019 gave a flying start to Merger & Acquisition (M&A) activities, in search of inorganic growth, by some large pharma companies. The two biggest ones are Bristol-Myers Squibb’s (BMS) USD 74 billion buyout of … Continue reading

Gamification in Pharma: Creates Engaging Patient Experience For Better Results

On January 03, 2019, media reports flashed – “A video game-based ‘digital medicine’ tool can help reduce symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).” This study was published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, confirming … 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

Rewriting Pharma Strategy For ‘Doctor Google’ Era

In search of more and more information on an ailment, a large number of Internet savvy individuals now feel comfortable to consult ‘Doctor Google’ – much before approaching a qualified medical professional for the same. If and when they visit … Continue reading

Providing Unique Patient Experience – A New Brand Differentiator

“Pharma industry, including the patients in India are so different from other countries. Thus, any strategic shift from conventional pharma brand marketing approach – going beyond doctors, won’t be necessary.” The above mindset is interesting and may well hold good … Continue reading

Prescriptions in Generic Names Be Made A Must in India?

Would prescriptions in generic names be made a must in India? Yes, that’s what Prime Minister Modi distinctly hinted at on April 17, 2017, during the inauguration function of a charitable hospital in Surat. To facilitate this process, his government … Continue reading