Shreyansh Agrawal

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Why do Indian health authorities keep quiet on pharma firms' failings?

Even as major Indian drug companies continue to make news for impurities in the medicines they make and faulty – or if the USFDA is to be believed, …

Can divest good assets ASAP: Sun Pharma on CCI order

The competition watchdog has recently cleared the USD 4 billion deal between Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy with riders. Specifically, Competition Commission …

Novartis drags Cipla to court

MUMBAI: After the bitter patent fights on HIV, cancer and diabetes drugs between MNCs and domestic companies, the focus is now shifting to …

Saturday Morning Catch-Up - 13 December 2014

<b>Anti-Trust / Competition</b><p>Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy will divest products worth Rs 137 crore (Rs 54 crore from Ranbaxy and Rs 83 crore from Sun …

Intellectual Property

If You Don't Market Drugs, How Do You Expect To Sell Them?

The sales and marketing of new medicines provide a lightning rod for discussions about all that is wrong with the biopharmaceutical industry. Certainly, there have been over-aggressive practices used by the industry in terms of free dinners and paid conferences, but these practices are becoming …

Friendly gut bacteria 'help to attack malaria'

<b>Friendly bacteria in the human gut can trigger a natural immune response against malaria, say researchers.</b><p>They found that sugary proteins on the surface of some healthy gut bacteria train the immune system to fend off the malaria parasite.<p>Tests, in the journal Cell, showed the same sugary protein …

Public Health

India 'too reliant' on Chinese drug imports, worries Delhi

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India

Big Pharma Lobbies Hard to End India's Distribution of Affordable Generic Drugs

Employees work in a lab of Cipla, one of India's largest generic drug makers, in Mumbai, India. March 1, 2012. (Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan / The …

World Economy

‘Keen to put an end to unethical practices by doctors, hospitals and pharma industry’

NAGPUR: Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) chief Dr Kishor Taori was recently in the news for having taken action against the unauthorized College of …

India

What to Do When Health Care Costs Start to Rise Again

Claims abound that we have permanently bent the health-spending curve. The growth of health spending has indeed declined to historically low rates, driven largely by the Great Recession and the subsequent slow recovery. But slower spending growth does not guarantee an increase in value — sometimes …

What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation

At some point in their careers, most leaders have either consciously — or, more likely, unwittingly — based (or justified) their approach to motivation on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Maslow’s idea that people are motivated by satisfying lower-level needs such as food, water, shelter, and security, …

How to Make Health Care Accountable When We Don’t Know What Works

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are widely regarded as part of the solution to a fragmented health care system — one plagued by duplicative services, avoidable errors, and other impediments to efficiency and quality. But 20 years of reform efforts have led to a wave of provider consolidation …

Directors of pharma firms to be booked for culpable homicide

RAIPUR: Armed with lab reports confirming presence of rat poison in Ciprocin tablets administered on victims of botched sterilisations in …

NPPA proposes to add several cancer drugs to NLEM to make them affordable

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) proposes to bring several drugs belonging to the oncology segment under the National List of …

Why the Tata Memorial incident should be a wake-up call for other hospitals, pharma companies and regulators

'A stitch in time saves nine' is a befitting phrase in the case of India's most reputed cancer speciality healthcare service provider, the Tata …

US Congress to intensify probe on prices against Indian pharma firms

The probe initiated by the US legislature against Sun Pharma and Dr Reddy's over the steep increase of their drug prices in the US market is set to …