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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-39

Evolving role of pharmaceutical physicians in the industry: Indian perspective

1 Medical Advisor, Medical Affairs, Sanofi, Mumbai, India
2 Associate Director, Medical Affairs, Sanofi, Mumbai, India

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Viraj Rajadhyaksha
Aventis House, 54 / A, Mathuradas Vassanji Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai - 400 093
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: Dr. Anant Patil and Dr. Viraj Rajadhyaksha are full time employees of Sanofi, Mumbai, India. All the opinions in this article are entirely those of the authors and not necessarily of Sanofi.

DOI: 10.4103/2229-3485.92306

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The Indian pharmaceutical industry, like any other industry, has undergone significant change in the last decade. The role of a Medical advisor has always been of paramount importance in the pharmaceutical companies in India. On account of the evolving medical science and the competitive environment, the medical advisor's role is also increasingly becoming critical. In India, with changes in regulatory rules, safety surveillance, and concept of medical liaisons, the role of the medical advisor is evolving continuously and is further likely to evolve in the coming years in important areas like health economics, public private partnerships, and strategic planning.

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