Drug Policy

  • Medicine shops closed in protests against new drug policy 28-03-2014 10:56 AM

    Medical stores and pharmacies in Lucknow were closed on Friday to protest the central government's new drug policy. All wholesaler shops have also joined the one-day token protest, an office bearer of the striking drug association told IANS. Only drug stores inside the King George's Medical University will be open...
  • Drug retailers to observe day-long strike today 10-05-2013 06:06 AM

    New Delhi: An association of chemist and drug retailers will go on a day-long strike and shut down medical shops on Friday against the "unjustified" policies of the government. The strike is a token one-day strike to protest the reduction in profit margin by 6 per cent according to the...
  • Medicines for cancer, diabetes to get cheaper 23-11-2012 11:52 AM

    With Cabinet approving the new drug pricing policy, which caps prices of 348 essential drugs, medicines for cancer, diabetes, hypertension and renal failure will soon get cheaper. The new policy is expected to cover up to 30 percent of the total drugs sold in the country, according to industry reports....