Drug Policy

  • Medicine shops closed in protests against new drug policy March 28, 2014

    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 for...
  • Drug retailers to observe day-long strike today May 10, 2013

    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 new...
  • Delhi: Medicine shops closed to protest against new drug policy March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Medicines shops are closed across Delhi on Friday to protest against the new drug policy. At least 10,000 medicines shops in Delhi are taking part in the protest and have downed their shutters inconveniencing lakhs of people. The Chemists Association claims that the new drug policy is not in...
  • Medicines for cancer, diabetes to get cheaper November 23, 2012

    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....
  • SC slams govt for not controlling prices of essential drugs October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday slammed the government for being 'non-committal' on including essential drugs within the ambit of its price control measures. According to the apex court, the government has not taken any steps in checking the pricing of drugs in the country. Earlier, the court had...