The need to increase public awareness to help improve the quality of life of children with epilepsy is being increasingly felt of late.
The amendment brought in after seven years will reduce the price of medicines such as insulin glargine injection used by diabetic patients, ivermectin for treatment of infection and montelukast tablets given to asthma patients.
The infection causes inflammation in the air sacs of the lungs which leads to cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and trouble breathing.
The tragic news that 66 children in the West African country called The Gambia have died after consuming an Indian-made cough syrup, has been a rude wake-up call for all of us.
Most Ayurvedic medications and therapies are based on the theory that ‘prevention is better than cure’ and therefore by increasing the immunity of the body.
With the WHO’s recent announcement, there is concern among the lay public about the consumption of cough syrups easily available even without a doctor’s prescription.
There have been several complaints that doctors push unavailable drugs, thus forcing patients to routinely buy them outside.
A lab analysis of the four products confirms the presence of unacceptable amounts of diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol, which are toxic to humans when consumed and can prove fatal.
The platform is validated and recommended by the ICMR and has been adopted by the Indian National Tuberculosis Elimination Program.
Several antibiotics, vaccines and anti-cancer drugs will become more affordable by their addition to the list.