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NLEM 2022: Government Omits 26 Drugs From Essential Lists, 34 Medicines Added, These Are Criteria To Include A Medicine Under NLEM – Watch Video

The 26 drugs have been removed from the list of NLEM. drugs have been removed from the list to ensure safety, quality, affordability and accessibility of medicines for the population. Watch video to know the criteria for inclusion of medicines under NLEM.

Published: September 14, 2022 5:18 PM IST

By Prashasti Sudhakar

National List Of Essential Medicines 2022: On 13 th of September, Union health ministry released the National List of Essential Medicines 2022. The new list includes 384 drugs across 27 therapeutic categories. A total of 34 new medicines have been added to the new list while 26 drugs have been removed. Popular antacid salt Ranitidine sold under the brand names Aciloc, Zinetac, and Rantac, among others such as Sucralfate has been deleted from the list. These drugs have been removed from the list to ensure safety, quality, affordability and accessibility of medicines for the population.
Well, to include a drug under NLEM, there Several factors are looked upon. A lot of things are discussed by regulatory authorities before taking a decision to include a medicine in NLEM. Let’s take a look at what these criteria are. Watch video.

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