Wednesday
May 24
2017

WHO India backs government plan to make medicines cheaper, says global impact will be positive

As the government gears up to push generic medicines to bring down costs for patients, World Health Organisation (WHO) representative in India, Henk Bekedam has stated that the move, if successfully implemented, will not only reduce the cost of medicines within the country but also globally.

The 59-year old global health leader — who previously served in a similar capacity in Egypt — said that there were several “pre-qualified” generic medicine companies in India producing quality medicines.

Source: Firstpost (link opens in a new window)

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