1 In 7 Indian drugs revealed as sub-standard

  • Posted on: 16 February 2016
  • By: Gayatri Mahajan

Substandard medicines could be three times more prevalent than the government says, two new studies show. These data have serious implications on health in a country where 58.2 percent of the total health expenditure is an out-of-pocket cost burden on people, according to the World Health Organization, and where medicines alone account for between 70 percent and 77 percent of health spending.


Piyush Tripathi*, Neha Bala, Naresh Mali
Master of Business Administration in Pharmaceutical Management
IIHMR University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

The game of the future is not “Just Large Workforce” but “More Effective Workforce”.

Sales Force Effectiveness (SFE) is a key strategy to increase profitability that is the only one dependent variable for most of the companies. SFE enables the sales employees or workforce to target bulk of its effort towards highly profitable and most effective ways. SFE is all about efficiency, execution and engagement. Efficiency means how the workforce uses its time and energy in the organization very smartly; execution means how the workforce performs decisively in a planned way, engagement means to unleash the full potential of the sales force. It mainly involves around sales team strategy, talent management, remuneration and support processes, all are the essential responsibilities of Human Resource Management (HRM) of the organization because HR managers participate in developing strategies and ensure that human resource dimensions are considered.

Not just male infertility, endosulfan damages liver, lungs in mice: Indian scientists

  • Posted on: 26 January 2016
  • By: Gayatri Mahajan

The controversial pesticide endosulfan, widely used by Indian farmers, not only induces male infertility but also exerts damage on the liver and lungs, says a team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru who have obtained conclusive evidence from animal studies.


Vinay Kumar Singh

General Manager-Technical,
Mikasa Cosmetics Limited,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Quality does not merely mean the goodness of a finished product. Of course, the quality of a finished product is the ultimate objective of a company;  this is also what the consumers expect from the product. However, in order to achieve the desired quality in the finished product, it is essential that the whole plan, starting from the purchase of raw materials to the stage where the ultimate product reaches the consumers, has to contribute towards building quality into the product. Even after the product has reached the consumer, the reactions have to be fed back, so that the product enjoys continuous sales. Quality embraces all spheres of activity. In any organisation, the quality function involves all departments and all groups of personnel. No Quality Assurance Department or Manager will be in position to build and control quality. To build quality, each and every personnel; right from Managing Director to Attender need to contribute.


Mrudul Kansara

Sr. Executive, HRD-Marketing

Don’t know the name, but someone great had said that reading is one of the best way of learning. If you read the same book for more number of times you can learn new things each time you read that book. Having studied pharmacy for 7 years including diploma, degree & post graduation, I had to refer many subjects repeatedly. To add to this, I got my professional assignment also surrounding my passion for pharmacology (Imparting training to newly selected BE/BMs for cardiac products apart from conducting ACE session as a part of HRD MARKETING team in Troikaa Pharmaceuticals, which required me to refer those subjects again).

Nanomeds, combating dengue, 3D printing trended in India

  • Posted on: 23 December 2015
  • By: Gayatri Mahajan

India became the world's third country with the prowess to manufacture raw materials for nanomedicines, addressed a growing public health concern by approving a new drug for hepatitis C and made strides in 3D printing in healthcare as 2015 ended on a cliff-hanger with the launch of the world's first anti-dengue vaccine in Mexico giving hope to the South Asian country.

Probing the mystery of how cancer cells die

  • Posted on: 19 December 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

You’ve probably never heard of “sphingolipids” before. But these curiously named organic compounds play a vital role in one of humanity’s most well-known diseases: cancer.

Sphingolipids are a type of organic molecule found inside the body. Their odd appellation comes from the chemical “sphingosine,” which forms one of the lipids’ building blocks and is said to have been named after the riddle-telling sphinx. (The famed scientist Johann Ludwig Wilhelm Thudichum wrote in 1884 that he chose to call the compound sphingosine “in commemoration of the many enigmas which it presented to the inquirer.”)


Vinay Kumar Singh

General Manager-Technical,
Mikasa Cosmetics Limited,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat

The main aim of hair dressings, whether they are for men or women, are to improve the control and manageability of hair, to impart some luster, and to maintain a hairstyle in spite of the movement of daily activities and despite the various environmental conditions to which hair is submitted (eg. wind, heat, cold, sun etc.). These factors vary from one country to another, from age to age, according to state of hair, between sex. Men generally consider adequate control as the prime requisite for a hair dressing, with gloss as secondary.  Women first look for products that give a pleasing appearance to the hair but at the same time they require a good hold.  They do not want products which render hair heavy and which tend to make it lank or greasy.  The trend in women’s fashions for softer and free-styles and the increasing use of the brushing technique have led to an increase in the demand for products that enhance disentangling and a greater need for products that protect, strengthen and/or improve the condition of hair.