Welcome to Apothecurry. This blog is meant to help you make sense of what’s going on in India’s pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. The drug industry in India is fascinating for many reasons : pharmaceuticals is one of the few areas where India enjoys a strong competitive advantage. With hundreds of manufacturers, and a small but growing number of research start-ups, it celebrates India’s entrepreneurial spirit. And it would not be entirely wrong to say that if it were to not exist tomorrow, millions of patients would be worse off.
The healthcare sector, though relatively less mature as an industry, is gaining in importance as more Indians begin to demand and access outpatient and hospital care and individuals and companies jump in to make the most of the demand-supply mismatch.
This blog will try and cut a wide swathe. It will highlight and comment on events, and issues in India, and across the world that have a bearing on the present, and future of these sectors. It will also try and capture those global developments that have value for them and those associated in some way with them.
To those who are already hooked by these sectors or want to know more, this blog should help you see it more clearly.
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