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Government adds 34 drugs in NLEM

Anti-infectives like Ivermectin, Mupirocin and Meropenem have been added to the list, taking the total drugs under it to 384

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Several anti-cancer drugs, antibiotics and vaccines will now become more affordable as they are among 34 new additions to the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM), with the government saying this will reduce “patients’ out-of-pocket expenditure.”

Anti-infectives like Ivermectin, Mupirocin and Meropenem have been added to the list, taking the total drugs under it to 384.

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