Is South Africa Trying to delay Patents on New Medicines?

In a recent report by the Guardian, it was revealed that leaked documents showed lobbying proposals to delay laws that would allow fast introduction of generic medicines in South Africa. Shockingly, this means patents on breakthrough (read recently discovered medicine) drugs could be halted, but for what? If the changes to the new intellectual property

Glenmark Gives India the Push by Topping its Anti-Diabetes Drug

Whatever Glenmark wanted to prove by introducing Zitamed and ZIta, their new anti-diabetes drugs, they’ve definitely topped this season. Mumbai-based Glenmark Pharmaceuticals introduced the two anti-diabetes drugs in aRs 3,000-crore lucrative anti-diabetes market dominated by multinationals The drugmaker, which is locked in a bitter patent infringement battle with US drug firm Merck Sharp and Dohme’s

How Anti-Depressants Work to Help you Feel Better

Depression is essentially a strange state of mental breakdown, gradual or rapid. Depression strikes some 35 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, contributing to lowered quality of life as well as an increased risk of heart disease and suicide. Treatments typically include psychotherapy, support groups and education as well as psychiatric medications.

Weighing and Dispensing Process and Technology in Pharma Industries

Weighing and dispensing process in pharma industries occupies a high priority position. Over the last decades, increased regulations on the manufacturing processes in pharma manufacturing industries led the focus and result is the advanced technology and stringent policies and frameworks. The pharmaceutical companies can increase the speed and accuracy of their operations with weigh and

ICT an Aid to the Pharma Sector

Tremendous pressures exerted from every source for the societal and economic development keep exercising pressures from all around. Governments look forward for the companies from vivid industrial sectors to outperform and raise the scope for employment, GDP contribution and the revenues to the government in form to various taxes. At the same the companies are

Global Pharma Industry trends

Industry Experts have forecasted a 19 % growth for the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry for the year 2013. Morgan Stanley has said that Investments in research and trade mark expenditure will start bearing fruits in European Union and United States. Several new drugs are expected to be launched as a result of clinical trials and obtaining

Future of Pharma Industry – Biotechnology

Biotechnology can be defined as the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make useful products, or “any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives in order to make or modify products or processes for specific use.  However, contrary to its name biotechnology is not a single technology. Rather it

New challenges for The New Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical industry has entered in to a new era in the 21st century for extreme growth and innovations in technology. As there is a technological advancements exists, requirements and challenges are also persists. In pharmaceutical industry for this century, for the key players who are well established in market and intruders to the market

Hurdles to Global Pharma Markets Growth

One of the premium industrial segments ever and one such industry on which many nations across the globe have relied upon for boosting the economic development is Pharma Industry. However, when we dwell in to the insights, this is one of the most regulated industries and of course it has to be, as it is

Clinical Research: Ethical or Unethical?

Everybody believes that informed consent makes clinical research ethical. However, informed consent is neither necessary nor sufficient for ethical clinical research. Drawing on the basic philosophies underlying major codes, declarations, and other documents relevant to research with human subjects, The aspects which make Clinical Research Ethical: Value: enhancements of health or knowledge must be derived