FROM THE DESK OF THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
gone by as 2017 comes to an end. A
landmark year for The Pharma Review as
we complete 15 years of uninterrupted
publication. Our journey began in Dec.
2002 and given the onslaught on print
media by digital publishing and
escalating costs, it speaks volumes of
the support we have received from all
stake holders to be India's leading
Bi-monthly journal, after a decade and a
half. We stand committed to bringing you
information and providing you a
The Indian pharmaceutical industry has
been one of the building pillars of
India's economic growth and holds a
strong position in terms of production
volumes in the global pharma market as
the country contributes around 10% of
the world production volumes and in
terms of value, India holds a share of
around 2.4% globally. The industry has
grown steadily over the last two decades
and in order to continue this trend, the
industry has wanted a new Pharma Policy
to deal with latest challenges. The
proposed draft policy 2017 by the Govt.
is a step in that direction, but must be
debated and discussed by all to achieve
a robust, healthy and equitable policy.
The ugly head of counterfeit drugs
raises itself time and time again.
Counterfeiting harms a business and in
turn the nation. Loss of jobs, loss of
revenue, loss of taxes, it's a cascading
effect. Nations of the world need to
address this in all seriousness. We need
to do much and bring in more stringent
legislations, but above all the use of
technology such as holograms must be
made mandatory. Humans in the 21st
century do not deserve to suffer from
the use of these drugs.
As has now been the case for over 10
years, the pharma calendar in India has
its date with the P-Mec/CPhI exhibition
in Mumbai. The 11th edition of this
extravaganza spread over a week, once
again ended up being a grand success. It
has been a privilege to be associated
with this event since inception. A
special photo feature with interviews is
a part of this issue.
As a people, to reflect too much on the
past is not advisable. Yet to forget
loss of our soldiers, lives lost to
floods, avalanches, derailments,
children starved of oxygen in a hospital
and what not, would be an injustice.
Lets give them all a moment's thought as
we bring the curtain down on the year.
So its time to once again thank all our
advertisers, readers and associates for
their support without which nothing was
possible. Our journal is known for the
quality of its content and for that
special thanks to all our contributors.
We also would like to pay our respects
to two Pharma greats, Mr. Mohan Chander
Bazaz and Dr. Bhagwan Dass Miglani who
passed away this year, leaving a hollow
in their respective fields. We have had
the pleasure of their association.
Wishing everyone happiness in 2018.