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Indian Government Plans to Revise National List of Essential Medicines

by Vishnuprasad on May 7, 2015 at 12:25 AM
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Indian Government Plans to Revise National List of Essential Medicines

Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar has said that the government is working on revising the National List of Essential Medicines in order to bring more drugs under the price control.

"The Ministry of Health and family Welfare, has constituted a Core Committee of Experts to review and recommend the revision of National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) 2011 in the context of contemporary knowledge of use of therapeutic products," Minister said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

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The minister was replying to a query on what steps have been taken by the government to expand the list of NLEM and provide essential medicines to the poor at affordable price.

Kumar also said that the committee has held wide consultations with stakeholders and is likely to come out with its recommendations on the revised NLEM soon.
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"The revised NLEM would form the basis of number of medicines which would come under price control," Kumar said. He further said that the Department of Pharmaceuticals has launched a countrywide Jan Aushadhi campaign for ensuring greater availability of medicines at affordable prices to all, he added.



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