No takers for MCI guidelines to prescribe generic drugs | 2,000 medicines to become up to 90% cheaper under Amrut Scheme

Monday, November 7, 2016

It seems there are no takers for the fresh guidelines issued by the Medical Council of India (MCI) urging physicians to prescribe generic medicines instead of branded drugs.

No takers for MCI guidelines to prescribe generic drugs

Chandigarh: It seems there are no takers for the fresh guidelines issued by the Medical Council of India (MCI) urging physicians to prescribe generic medicines instead of branded drugs. At PGI, where the administration has endorsed the same notification issued two months ago, doctors continue to prescribe branded drugs.

2,000 medicines to become up to 90% cheaper: Nadda

Jabalpur: Union Health Minister J P Nadda has said nearly 2,000 medicines will be made available at 60 to 90 percent less than the maximum retail price (MRP) under the Amrut Scheme.

Dental clinic fined Rs 25k for medical negligence

Nainital (Uttarakhand): Nainital district consumer forum has imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on a dental clinic for medical negligence. In a complaint filed in 2011, Hira Devi, whose husband Trilok Rawat was undergoing treatment for tooth sensitivity at the clinic, had alleged that the doctor uprooted a healthy tooth and then removed a part of her husband’s gum to control the damage.

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