MAKING MEDICINES AFFORDABLE - Reaching the Unreached
LOW COST MEDICINES INITIATIVE – CHITTORGARH
DISTRICT LEVEL INTERVENTIONS – THE MODEL
“We knew that the actual cost of most of the drugs is very low. But, these were not available to patients at low rates because of three obstacles:…………….. So, the district administration adopted the following strategy to provide low cost medicines to the patients.”
These are some excerpts from the booklet “MAKING MEDICINES AFFORDABLE – Reaching the Unreached” – documented by Dr. Samit Sharma, Collector and District Magistrate, Chittorgarh. To know about the strategy or to download or read the booklet, click here
To know more about the low cost medicines initiative in Chittorgarh, click here
To see the comparisons between printed M.R.P. of medicines and prices at CHITTORGARH SAHAKARI UPBHOKTA THOK BHANDAR LTD., CHITTORGARH, click here
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AIDAN Policy Brief on Drug Pricing Released
The AIDAN Policy Brief on Drug Pricing was released in the Press Club of Bangalore on March 30, 2009 by Shri.H.S.Doraiswamy, freedom fighter and human rights activist. The policy brief was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Wishvas V. Rane (1930-2008), one of the founders of AIDAN and beloved senior most drug activist. It contains some of AIDAN’s major demands on drug pricing and drug policy.
S. Srinivasan and Anurag Bhargava authored the initial draft of this policy brief. S. Srinivasan works with Low Cost Standard Therapeutics (LOCOST) at Baroda . Anurag Bhargava is a physician with Jan Swasthya Sahayog (JSS) at Bilaspur . This brief had also greatly benefited from feedback of Drs. Anant Phadke and Mira Shiva. The illustrations for the policy brief was provided by Dr. Harish Zagade. In addition to the sizeable media turn out, others members of AIDAN, including Dr. Gopal Dabade, Co-convenor of AIDAN; Dr.Prakash C.Rao, DAF-K, Dr.S.L.Pawar, Ranebennur; Shreerekha, Lawyer’s Collective; Padma Priya and Naveen Thomas, headstreams were also present.
To download the policy brief on drug pricing, click here
For more materials on drug pricing, click here