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Jan Aushadhi may get a new life in the time of generic drugs

Not stores all are running, and are poorly stocked, but govt's generic drug order may change things

Veena Mani  |  New Delhi 

At a time when the government is trying to make prescription of generics compulsory, the Prime Minister’s Jan Aushadhi Yojana is in the limelight once again. As a large portion of unbranded generics is sold either in Jan Aushadhi stores or chemists at government hospitals, the government’s flagship project promising drugs at affordable prices is likely to get a renewed push, according to officials.   Launched in 2008 as Jan Aushadhi Scheme under the UPA regime, it was renamed Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana or PMJAY by the current NDA government. While the stores ...

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First Published: Tue, May 02 2017. 00:41 IST
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