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essential medicine

A medicine used to meet the fundamental health care needs of a population.
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Shoppers can buy safe water, essential medicines or shelter for a family, as well as chickens, goats and pigs.
MB is a member of the National Essential Medicines List Committee and is chair of the Tertiary/Quaternary Essential Medicines List Committee.
Harshvardhan said, "The essential medicines that can treat illnesses upto 95 per cent should be free of cost to all patients.
Many medicines, such as the anti-infection agent amikacin, and the antibiotic cycloserine, which are included in the World Health Organisation's essential medicines list, are not included in the Indian NLEM, said Chinu Srinivasan, member of the All India Drug Action Network, which has been campaigning for drug price caps.
We have read reports about similar reductions in medicine prices before as the GCC countries standardise prices, but the cost of some essential medicines has not come down at all -- instead they seem to have increased.
Hepatitis C treatment is currently unaffordable to most patients in need," said Peter Beyer, PhD, senior advisor in WHO's Essential Medicines and Health Products Department.
The organization is supporting a number of activities including repair and rehabilitation of 67 damaged hospitals and primary health centers, provision of quality essential public health services, including mental health; provision of essential medicines, especially for chronic illnesses, rehabilitation of the disease early warning system, coordination of the health sector and management of health information, facilitation of 2,000 referral patients per month for specialized medical treatment outside of Gaza.
para]]TORONTO, May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Canada's pharmaceutical industry is rallying a response to the Nepal earthquake through donations of essential medicines requested by Health Partners International of Canada's partners, mobile hospitals and medical teams, on the ground.
There's also a goal for improving the availability and affordability of technologies and essential medicines for non-communicable diseases--which are one of the biggest threats facing humanity today.
I don't think that it is right for people to see the doctor and get a prescription for something that you can buy in a chemist - it should only be for essential medicines.
Canada's pharmaceutical industry is rallying a response to the Nepal earthquake through donations of essential medicines requested by Health Partners International of Canada's partners, mobile hospitals and medical teams, on the ground.
In keeping with that legacy, the Vatican has specifically called for trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership to guarantee access to essential medicines.

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