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National Workshop-cum-Conference on

Pharmaceutical Policies in India: Balancing Industrial and Public Health Interests

in collaboration with Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)


ISID and PHFI co-hosted a five day Workshop-cum-Conference on "Pharmaceutical Policies in India: Balancing Industrial and Public Health Interests", during March 03–07, 2014, here at ISID Campus, New Delhi. It included several plenary and technical sessions with a focus on industrial policy-health interface. Several national experts, policy makers, civil society groups, academia and media had participated in the week long deliberations. The workshop-cum-conference is expected to deliberate and discuss the ways and means of strengthening the pharmaceutical policies in India and the key challenges it faces.

Some of the broad themes of the covered are: i) Access to medicines: policies and institutions for availability, rationality, quality and affordability including medicines pricing; ii) Local production of drugs and pharmaceuticals; iii) promotion and marketing of medicines; iv) R&D, innovation and intellectual property rights and v) Foreign and domestic investment in drugs and pharmaceuticals. Specific issues underlying these themes are expected to focus on the implications for both industrial development and access to essential medicines.  

For detailed report and proceedings, please follow below links in pdf form

  1. Workshop Programme and Report
  2. Conference Proceedings and Report
  3. List of Participants, and
  4. Media Coverage



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