Essential medicines

Jan Aushadhi Sugam App launched: Essential Medicines home delivered by “Swasth Ke Sipahi”

The Pharmacists of the Pradhan Mantri Janaushadhi Kendra established under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJAP) are delivering essential medicines at the doorsteps of elderly and other patients. Highlights The PMBJAP that was launched with the intention of providing ..


Centre to States: Maintain the supply of Medical Oxygen

The Central Government has asked the states to maintain the supply of medical oxygen smooth and hassle-free. Medical Oxygen included in national list of essential medicines and also in the WHO list of essential medicines. What is medical Oxygen? Medical ..


What is Lifeline UDAN?

The Lifeline UDAN was launched by the Ministry of Civil Aviation to help India fight against COVID-19. Under this initiative, flights were operated in transporting essential equipment and medicines all over the country. Highlights The Lifeline UDAN initiative was a ..


ADB to provide $200 million to companies manufacturing and distributing medicines to tackle COVID-19

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it will provide USD 200 million to companies which manufacture and distribute medicines and other things required to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The financial assistance will be made available through ADB’s Supply ..

WHO launches first biosimilar medicine to treat Breast Cancer

On December 18, 2019, the World Health Organization launched its first biosimilar medicine to treat breast cancer. The WHO intends to make the expensive, life-saving treatment affordable for women all over the world. Highlights WHO launched a biosimilar medicine “Trastuzumab” ..


NPPA fixes retail price of 30 drug formulations

Drug price regulator National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has fixed retail price for 30 drug formulations, including those used for treatment of diabetes, bacterial infections and high blood pressure. The prices were fixed/revised under Drugs (Prices Control) Order (DPCO), 2013. ..