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essential medicine

A medicine used to meet the fundamental health care needs of a population.
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Summary: Islamabad [Pakistan], Sep 4 (ANI): Pakistan on Tuesday lifted the ban on the import of life-saving drugs from India following an acute shortage of essential medicines in the country, including those used in the treatment of cancer and heart diseases.
DOH Region IV-A Director Eduardo Janairo said the program, which was re-launched at the second half of this year, will provide access to free essential medicines for common diseases in the community, targeting the indigent and marginalized sectors.
Summary: Hospitals to get supply of essential medicines within next few days
High costs and weak supply chain management had been a major challenge to the uninterrupted supply of essential medicines. Through reduced taxation on essential medicines and increased taxes on alcohol and tobacco, along with advocacy for increased domestic funding for medicines and the introduction of a transparent national electronic contracting system for medicine procurement, Angola improved its management -- and availability -- of essential drugs.
Only 33 per cent of essential medicines for the treatment of Non-Communicable Diseases is available in dispensaries.
7, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Spending associated with essential medicines grew substantially from 2011 to 2015 for Medicare Part D beneficiaries, according to a study published online July 17 in The BMJ.
Twenty nine medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organisation Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and cancer medicines.
WHO's Essential Medicines List and List of Essential Diagnostics are core guidance documents that help countries prioritize critical health products that should be widely available and affordable throughout health systems.
In a statement, Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that prices of essential medicines and tariffs of electricity, gas and other commodities were rocketing high.
GAZA, July 23 (KUNA) -- Palestinian Ministry of Health declared on Tuesday that Palestinian regions are short of essential medicines and medical supplies by 50 percent.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health (PMH) in the Gaza Strip said it was facing an "unprecedented" shortage of essential medicines and medical supplies on Tuesday.
"Around the world, more than 150 countries use WHO's Essential Medicines List to guide decisions about which medicines represent the best value for money, based on evidence and health impact, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was quoted to have said.

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