Healthcare Policy

09Apr 2018

Currently, the data protection law in India is facing many issues due to the absence of proper legislative framework. The theft and sale of stolen data is happening across vast continents, where physical boundaries pose no restriction in today’s technologically advanced era. India, being the largest host of outsourced data processing in the world, could […]

01Feb 2018

The fifth and last union budget for the present term of the BJP government focuses mainly on agriculture and rural economy. Besides, this budget  is also promoting education and health (1). Healthcare demands a national priority status and requires allocation of more funds to deliver affordable and quality healthcare services to all. Health budget was […]

30Dec 2017

Early stage drug candidates are increasingly being recognized to have potential applications in several therapy areas; especially in case of several diseases with a similar etiology. Illnesses associated with immunology, oncology and metabolic disorders might possibly be characterized by different physiological involvement while they share a similar underlying cause. (1) Several medicines currently available as […]

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 […]

07Feb 2017

In many parts of the world, the value of medicines is measured by a unit called ‘Quality-Adjusted Life Year’ (QALY), a metric that health economists and others use to quantify the health benefits generated by a particular treatment. QALYs are often used by state-run health systems in many countries to help decide which drugs to […]

04Feb 2017

The fifth and last union budget for the present term of the BJP government focuses mainly on agriculture and rural economy. Besides, this budget  is also promoting education and health (1). Healthcare demands a national priority status and requires allocation of more funds to deliver affordable and quality healthcare services to all. Health budget was […]

24Nov 2016

While scientists, clinicians, and regulators play critical roles in understanding and communicating the benefits and risks of drugs/medical treatments, only patients live with their medical conditions and make choices regarding their personal care. They provide a unique voice and unique perspective. In recent years, more and more studies are focusing on patient reported outcomes (PROs). […]

30Sep 2016

Health systems have developed at different speeds, and with differing degrees of complexity throughout the twentieth century, reflecting the diverse political and social conditions in each country. Notwithstanding their diversity, all systems, however, share a common reason for their existence, namely the improvement of health for their entire populations. To attain this goal a health […]

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