Gauri Kamath is a former journalist and currently a pharma and healthcare content specialist.  Starting as an intern in the Mumbai newsroom of the Business Standard newspaper in 1998, Gauri has closely followed the pharma and healthcare sectors for nearly two decades first as a reporter, then a features writer, and later, a blogger. Her former employers include The Economic Times newspaper and Businessworld magazine. She currently authors business content for pharma and healthcare companies but her blog posts and commentary pieces are independent and reflect her own views.

Click on the links below to read some of Gauri’s writing

Dr Anji Reddy : The man who introduced India to the drug called innovation – Sunday ET

Why the Supreme Court ruling on Glivec won’t bring down drug prices – Sunday ET

The Ranbaxy scandal is more damaging to India’s image than to its prospects – Indian Express

Changing the FDI policy will not improve the availability of essential drugs -Indian Express

The ban on a popular diabetes drug shows poor side-effects monitoring – Indian Express

Why India allows drugs banned elsewhere – Quartz

India’s drug pricing regime pulls off a logic-defying move – Quartz

Dilip Shanghvi : Here finally comes the Sun – Outlook

Untested drug combinations highlight the need to overhaul drug regulation – Indian Express









12 Responses to “Author”

  1. Kiran Kabtta March 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    All the best Gauri.. Keep writing..


  2. Meghana March 21, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    Like the blog title and look! Congrats!


    • Gauri Kamath March 21, 2012 at 10:41 am #

      Thanks Meghana, hope you find the content useful as well 😉


  3. usha March 28, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    Hi Gauri,
    Nice to know about you. I may not be able to comment about the contents just now on the topic but i would be interested in knowing more about the health care industry as such and the scenario in mental issues in india and abroad.

    The title as meghna said is very appealing. Ills and Pills i am familiar with; i will look forward to the rest! writing about it I suppose is the thrill?

    Iam organising a magazine on psychology and neuroscience for the common man to be launched in a month or so. Any ideas and tips about this are welcome!
    All the best for your blog


  4. Dr. Ravindra B. Ghooi November 30, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Hi Gauri,
    You might remember we had met during the inauguration of Bilcare Research Academy in Pune. You had also written an article on the availability of morphine for cancer patients, we are still working on that.
    Though there was high hope among people about the future of clinical research, the field has failed to do as well as expected for a variety of reasons. Good clinical research academies are shutting down (Bilcare Research Academy shut down last years, after a mere four years)
    I am now working in Symbiosis International University in the School of Biomedical Sciences. I still do a bit of writing and have recently published an article on morphine in cancer. It is available at:
    Do let me know if I can help you in any way.
    Dr. Ravindra Ghooi


    • Gauri Kamath November 30, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

      Hope you are well Dr Ghooi and thank you for connecting via this blog. It’s disappointing that cancer patients are still waging a battle to get their hands on painkilling opiods and I suppose there’s no other way than to keep up the pressure..Thank you for your article and do keep in touch


      • Dr. Ravindra B. Ghooi December 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

        When Bilcare Research Academy was shut down, it left a number of people high and dry. Many people have not been paid their dues and have faced heavy loss. My own loss is over Rs. 10.75 lacs. I have gone to court against them. I would like to have your advice since you work in the area of pharmaceuticals and also know about finance. Is there any way that jounalists like you can help us?


  5. Nithya December 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    A very good article on Medical Technology Industry. Views expressed are in fact very true


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  7. Shirish Sherlekar October 22, 2015 at 7:52 pm #

    Its interesting to read the articles. However, as a person working in clinical research I am yet to see any article from anyone regarding the myths that are currently spread in name of research by journals, by companies, NGO’s etc. The myths about cholesterol, statins etc are all there but do not reach the public. We generally hear about the deaths and disabilities in clinical research but the bigger issue lie in conducting it and then how the results get twisted before appearing in respected journals where doctors across the world lap it up. One question I will leave for you – have you seen any negative results of a clinical trials in your life. If you wish to see them read about trial No.329 done more than 10 years ago in Europe and US and read the same one published now again after a lot of effort and legal tussle.


  8. Manan March 29, 2016 at 10:26 am #

    HI Gauri,

    Have been a follower of your work from 2001 i think! Glad to see your continued passion for the sector! Will continue to follow your work, goes without saying. Look forward.


    • Gauri Kamath March 29, 2016 at 12:22 pm #

      Thanks Manan. Hope to keep you interested.


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