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Wednesday, 26 January 2022 1.45 PM IST

Cancer, TB, diabetes: Centre slashes prices of 39 essential medicines

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NEW DELHI: The central government has slashed the prices of 39 essential medicines for diseases such as cancer, tuberculosis and diabetes. 16 were removed from the list of essential medicines. 16 were removed from the list of essential medicines. These include bleaching powder and the antibiotic erythromycin.

The new list was released by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. Listed drugs are priced by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).

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