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While major supply has started arriving through sea, some cargoes 'airlifted' by the government on behalf of pharma companies have also started coming in.
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The drugs include over-the-counter painkiller and fever reducer paracetamol and finished pills that include it.
There are fears that supply of essential medicines — including for HIV & cancer — may dwindle if supply chains in coronavirus-hit China don’t normalise soon.
Despite being a leading supplier of medicines to several countries, India is highly dependent on China for raw materials even to produce medicines as basic as Crocin.
The price rise won't affect consumers since pharmaceutical companies are not allowed to push up prices of key drugs by more than 10% per year.
Police say drones were being launched from the Indian side to fly into Pakistan to pick up payloads of narcotics. No drugs have been recovered yet from those arrested.
India has one of the lowest drug prices in the world, yet many Indians are deprived of life-saving drugs. Price controls haven't been enough to bridge this gap.
Current evidence indicates that widespread, long-term opioid prescribing for chronic pain is likely to cause more harm than benefit in society.
Use of Naloxone in India has dropped by nearly half since 2014 — from 30,000 units to 15,700 units in 2018-2019.