Month: September 2018

E-Pharmacy in India. Can Patient Safety & Drug abuse be compromised without solid medical supervision?

E-Pharmacy in India. Can Patient Safety & Drug abuse be compromised without solid medical supervision?. The All india Organisation of Chemist and Druggist (AIOCD) has called for a nationwide strike protesting strongly against the government’s decision, stating e-pharmacy poses threat to their business and could lead to the risk of drug abuse. In india there…
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Indian Government bans 329 fixed drug combinations (FDC), Pharma Companies suffer a major setbacks, healthcare activists celebrate!

The government on Wednesday prohibited the manufacture, sale or distribution of 328 fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs for human use with immediate effect, thereby settling the dust on the fate of “irrational” FDCs. It also restricted the manufacture, sale or distribution of six other FDCs in respect to specific indications subject to certain conditions. Painkillers,…
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Indian Healthcare Sector needs a healing Touch!

Healthcare is a fast growing field, promising   ample employment opportunities. The industry’s turnover by 2020 is estimated at $280 billion. An annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.5 per cent has necessitated the need for a proper policy framework, adequate infrastructure and skilled human resources for the sector. While the domain pledges to generate employment, it…
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Modicare in India : Will India see the impact?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech was headlined by the announcement of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan, previously Ayushman Bharat. The National Health Protection Mission (NHPM), or “Modicare”, will roll out on 25 September. It is expected to provide basic health insurance cover for 100 million families, based on a range of socioeconomic…
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Transforming the Indian Healthcare Sector : The Road Ahead!

Ever increasing aging and young population, low penetration and high prices of medicines and healthcare services, ambiguous policies, and insufficient health insurance coverage for most citizens has posed a multi-pronged challenge for the Indian healthcare sector. The irony is that on one hand, we aim to replicate world class medical research and care centers like…
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