New Delhi: The central government, while revising the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM), reduced the prices of 39 commonly used medicines. Prices of anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, antiviral, antibacterial, antiretroviral, anti-TB drugs and other drugs used to treat covid have also been reduced.
Experts working on the NLEM list have removed 16 strange drugs from the list.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has long been working to increase drug price control.
Commonly used drugs, which have been brought under the price range include teniliglyptin, sugar drugs, popular anti-TB drugs, ivermectin used in the treatment of covid, rotavirus vaccine, etc.
The government launched an exercise to reconsider the NLEM, which was notified in 2015 and 201. Was implemented in.
The Standing Committee on Drugs was tasked with compiling a list of drugs that should be available in sufficient quantities and quantities.
The committee, headed by Health Research Secretary and ICMR Director General Balaram Varghese, sent a list to a second committee comprising policy secretaries, health secretaries and pharmaceutical secretaries to decide which drugs would be available. Must be kept within the price range.