Up to 26 medications, including Rifabutin and Ranitidine, have been removed from the list of critical medications due to concerns that they may cause cancer.
Doctors frequently give Ranitidine to the uninitiated for concerns connected to acid reflux and stomachaches.
Nearly two years have passed since the US FDA demanded that producers remove all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine medications off the market right away.
The new National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) 2022, which includes 384 medications across 27 categories, was announced today by the Health Ministry.
"The National List of Essential Medicines for 2022 was published. Mansukh Mandaviya, the union health minister, tweeted that various antibiotics, vaccinations, anti-cancer treatments.
And many other crucial medications will become more inexpensive & lower patients' out-of-pocket expenses.
According to the WHO, essential medications are those that meet the population's top medical needs.
They are chosen with careful consideration for disease prevalence, public health importance, efficacy and safety evidence, and comparative cost-effectiveness.
They are meant to always be accessible in working healthcare systems, in the right dosages......
.......with guaranteed quality, and at costs that people and healthcare systems can pay.
Check List of Excluded Medicines Here
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