Govt mulling ban on sale of TB drugs in open market
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, July 4: Sale of tuberculosis drugs could be prohibited in open market as part of efforts to ensure calibrated and monitored administration of these medicines which would then only be given on daily basis free of cost by government registered outlets to patients.
The Health Ministry is proposing changes in view of irregularity in administration of these drugs to patients and lack of proper monitoring which is hindering efforts to check the disease, sources told PTI.
According to a WHO estimate, India is home to the largest number of TB patients — 2.2 million of the world's 8.7 million. Patients are administered TB medicines either through government-run hospitals and clinics free of cost or by private practitioners.
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