Ineffective remedy

Print edition : June 09, 2017

A generic drug store at the Victoria Hospital in Bangalore, a file photograph. Prices of drugs have little to do with them being branded or generic. Photo: MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP

At a Jan Aushadi centre in Vijayawada. The NITI Aayog has suggested a "review of the business model of the Jan Aushadi stores". Photo: V. Raju

The Prime Minister’s plans to enact a law to ensure that doctors prescribed only generic drugs will not have the desired impact without comprehensive action to make medicines affordable to all.
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