Post Covid-19 Lockdown: Is Pharma Industry Ready?

It’s over a month now since national lockdown in India came into force to win the war against Covid-19. Many promises and apprehensions about whether or not Covid-19 will keep ravaging human life, continue surfacing. As it appears today, whatever … Continue reading

‘The Memory Thief’ Still Eludes Grasp Of Pharma R&D

Over several decades, in fact, since its very inception, pharma R&D has been playing a crucial role in alleviating diseases of various types – from severe acute infections, to a large variety of non-infectious chronic illnesses, including many dreaded diseases, … Continue reading

Has Prime Minister Modi Conceded Ground To America On Patents Over Patients?

Unprecedented high profile engagement of the Indian Prime Minister with various interested groups during his recent visit to the United States under equally unprecedented media glare, has invited overwhelmingly more kudos than brickbats, from across the world. However, in the … Continue reading

Drug, Patent and Hype: Quo Vadis Pharma Innovation?

A recent research report reveals, though the pharmaceutical companies in the United States since mid 2000 have spent over US$ 50 billion every year to discover new drugs, they have very rarely been able to invent something, which can be called significant … Continue reading

Transparency in Drug Trial Data: Thwarted by Lobbyists or Embroiled in Controversy?

Based on a leaked letter from overseas pharma industry bodies, a leading international daily in late July 2013 reported: “Big pharma mobilizing patients in battle over drugs trials data.” Some experts consider it as a poignant, if not a bizarre … Continue reading

George Washington University Law School’s “The India Project” – Arguments and Counter Arguments

Recently we witnessed yet another huge controversy on the ‘IP Summit’ organized by the George Washington University Law School (GWULS), USA. It was alleged that this summit supported by law firms, some pharmaceutical companies and others, was intended to influence … Continue reading