National list of essential medicines released, now patients’ money will be less, 26 medicines including Ranitidine are out of the list – न्यूज़लीड India

National list of essential medicines released, now patients’ money will be less, 26 medicines including Ranitidine are out of the list


ranitidine out

In 2020 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled all ranitidine products (injectable and oral) following the revelation of low-level N nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) presence. According to a study published by the Indian Journal of Pharmacology, N-nitrosamines are associated with cancer of the stomach, esophagus, nasopharynx and bladder. Hence it was again taken out of the list.

34 drugs included in the list

34 drugs included in the list

At the same time, 34 drugs have been included in NLEM, including some anti-infection drugs like ivermectin, mupirocin and nicotine replacement therapy, taking a total of 384 drugs under this. The endocrine drugs and contraceptives fludrocortisone, ormeloxifene, insulin glargine and teneliglitin have also been added to the list, news agency PTI said. Montelukast and the ophthalmic drug latanoprost are also included in the list.

Patients will no longer spend much money

Patients will no longer spend much money

The cardiac drugs dabigatran and tenecteplase are also involved, the PTI report said. The health minister also announced prices on commonly used drugs and said that some antibiotics, vaccines and anti-cancer drugs would no longer cost patients much money.

The company will not be able to increase the price

The company will not be able to increase the price

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that the National List of Essential Medicines has been released today. Based on the same, the National Pharma Pricing Authority will decide its selling price. No company will increase the price of essential medicines on its own.

These drugs removed from NLEM 2022

These drugs removed from NLEM 2022

1. Alteplase

2. Atenolol

3. Bleaching Powder

4. Capreomycin

5. Cetrimide

6. Chlorpheniramine

7. Diloxanide furoate

8. Dimercaprol

9. Erythromycin

10. Ethinylestradiol

11. Ethinylestradiol(A) + Norethisterone (B)

12. Ganciclovir

13. Kanamycin

14. Lamivudine (A) + Nevirapine (B) + Stavudine (C)

15. Leflunomide

16. Methyldopa

17. Nicotinamide

18. Pegylated interferon alfa 2a, Pegylated interferon alfa 2b

19. Pentamidine

20. Prilocaine (A) + Lignocaine (B)

21. Procarbazine

22. Ranitidine

23. Rifabutin

24. Stavudine (A) + Lamivudine (B)

25. Sucralfate

26. White Petrolatum

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