New Delhi: The department of pharmaceuticals (DoP) has circulated a draft Cabinet note for finalising the pharmaceutical pricing policy to fix rates of 348 essential medicines. With the group of ministers (GoM), headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, suggesting a market-based pricing for drugs under the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM), DoP has taken up steps required to formalise the policy, according to official sources. "Soon the Cabinet will take decision in this matter. A draft note has been circulated. Most of the ministries, including the Commerce and Industry, have supported the recommendations of GoM which met last month," an official said. The group of ministers in its meeting held last month had agreed to bring 348 medicines in the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) to be brought under price control.
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