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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Supply of generic medicines at MRP by CGHS appointed chemists

                                         Supply of generic medicines at MRP by CGHS appointed chemists

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO  2618
ANSWERED ON  16.12.2014

Supply of generic medicines at MRP by CGHS appointed chemists

2618         Shri A.U. Singh Deo
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to satate :-
2618. SHRI A.U. SINGH DEO:

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:


(a) whether Government is aware that local chemists appointed by CGHS Wellness Centres supply generic drugs but charge at MRP of branded medicines;

(b) if so, the details thereof and the steps proposed to curb such illegalities;

(c) the efforts and plans to be made to protect non-CGHS beneficiaries from the clutches of chemists who supply generic medicines in place of branded prescribed drugs and pocket huge profits; and

(d) the details of chemists' licenses issued during the last three years, year wise and work plan drawn to check unauthorized drug dealers?

ANSWER
      
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI JAGAT PRAKASH NADDA)

(a) to (c):  No such case has been reported, so far. Payment to Authorized Local Chemists is made as per printed price of the indented medicines minus agreed discount and VAT.


(d): Under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 provisions related to manufacture and sale of drugs are administered by the State Drugs Control Authorities appointed by the State Governments. The information in respect of licenses issued by the State Licensing Authorities in each year is not maintained centrally.

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