Last June, I wrote about the burgeoning online pharmacy business on this blog. Taking off on a column that I had authored for the Indian Express, I pointed out that while India's regulation of brick-and-mortar pharmacies (or chemist shops) has been slack, online pharmacies would be held to higher standards. That in the absence of … Continue reading Why do chemists hate e-pharmacies so much?
The Indian drugs regulator is keen on tighter controls on the retail of antibiotics. This is to curb abuse and drug resistance, a menace of ever-growing proportions. A just cause, of course. But the method that it seeks to employ for the purpose is questionable. The Times of India reported this week that the regulator … Continue reading Antibiotic resistance in India : Right problem, wrong solution