Affordable Medicines

04Oct 2018

India is in the middle of health transformation. Although infectious diseases like tuberculosis, malaria, dengue, H1N1 pandemic influenza and antimicrobial resistance continue to pose health and economic burden, the country is also facing challenges with chronic non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer; which are the leading cause of mortality. Social and economic determinants […]

26Apr 2017

All branded drugs are of good quality – Fiction Majority of the branded drugs are of good quality – Fact All generic drugs are of good quality – Fiction Majority of the generic drugs are of good quality – Fact All pharma companies take pro-patient initiatives – Fiction Few pharma companies take pro-patient initiatives – […]

25Apr 2017

Following the recent announcement by PM Narendra Modi hinting at a legal framework for doctors to prescribe generic medicines cheaper than equivalent branded generic drugs, doctors appeared to welcome the move and opined that it will benefit patients as the life-saving drugs could be obtained at much cheaper rates. (1,2) In reality, India being the […]

26Sep 2016

Rapidly rising cost in healthcare is an increasing cause of concern across the world. Indian healthcare is also experiencing a change, with increasing focus on better quality of medical care services. As per the available information, the healthcare spending per capita per annum in India has been observed to be about $109, with total healthcare […]