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States asked to take action if generic drugs not prescribed

The Centre has directed states to take appropriate remedial action where higher order medicines had been prescribed instead of basic generic drugs, the Lok Sabha was informed Friday.



New Delhi: The Centre has directed states to take appropriate remedial action where higher order medicines had been prescribed instead of basic generic drugs, the Lok
Sabha was informed Friday.

"It has reported that in some places higher order
medicines have been prescribed instead of basic generic
drugs," Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad
said during the Question Hour.

He praised Tamil Nadu for having the best system for
providing generic drugs under the National Rural Health
Mission (NHRM).

"I want to congratulate Tamil Nadu for having the best
system for improved availability of drugs under NHRM, followed
by Rajasthan and Haryana," Azad said.

He lamented that some states were lagging behind in
implementation of NRHM.

PTI

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