What India needs to do to make the Pharma Sector more People Focused?

  • Right to medicine and health needs to be legislated as a fundamental human right.
  • All essential drugs should be under price control and problems in the current price control policy removed.
  • All irrational medicines including irrational FDCs should be weeded out from the market.
  • Self-reliance in all medicines including bulk drugs must be seen as a national security goal.
  • Compulsory license on useful, essential, over-priced drugs under patent.
  • Easy takeover of Indian Pharma companies should be stopped.