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Viable road to affordable health care

This focus on a key social sector is to be appreciated

Subir Roy 

Subir Roy After subjecting a large number of drug formulations, which come under the national list of essential medicines and coronary stents to price control, the government has now indicated that it plans to make it obligatory for doctors to prescribe medicines only by their generic or molecular names and not brand names (e.g., ciprofloxacin and not Cifran). An indication of which way the government’s thinking is going was already available in the Union Budget.   While dwelling on the need to use generic names in prescriptions so as not to promote costlier branded products, the prime ...

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First Published: Tue, May 02 2017. 22:42 IST
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