Government forms panel to make drugs more affordable


The Centre has constituted a committee of Joint Secretaries for ensuring enhanced affordability, availability and accessibility of drugs for the citizens. Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Mansukh L Mandaviya said this in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha yesterday. Elaborating on the terms of reference of the committee, the Minister said that it will suggest ways to make pricing policy in favour of poor patients. The committee would also review the scope of Drugs (Price Control) Order 2013 and suggest ways for strengthening the regulatory provisions of the order.

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