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THE PHARMA REVIEW (NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2015)

Essential Medicine Compilation In India: Vistas Beyond The Clinical Community

Ranganathan Balasubramanian

Introduction: The philosophy of essentiality of medicines germinated in the early to mid-1970s with the World Health Organization (WHO) defining “essential medicines” as those that satisfy the priority healthcare needs of a majority of the population. Following the earliest compilation of such entities in the form of an essential medicine list (EML) in 1977, WHO has been coming up with periodic revisions of this list once every two years. Although a thoroughly compiled set of medications, it cannot be literally adopted in every country where the disease burden and economic influences are variable. Spurred on by the WHO, governments of various nations have embraced this concept wholeheartedly and prepared similar country-specific lists. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) - Government of India (GoI) undertook this task in full earnest and the first indigenous NLEM was published in 1996 with an overall target of improving the quality and delivery of healthcare. 

 

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