The National Medicinal Drugs Regulatory Authority Bill which provides for the implementation of a medicinal drugs policy was today passed in Parliament with amendments.
Sixty eight members voted in favour while Front Line Socialist Party member Anura Kumara voted against.
The bill was debated on Wednesday. After its second reading debate, it was deferred till today for the MPs to bring amendments to be incorporated during the committee stage. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)
It is a good that this bill is passed. However, we face the reality that some drugs produced by India and Pakistan are not to the standard (they do not maintain the standard required). I know my personal experience that drugs which are expensive for a reason.
Abraham Friday, 06 March 2015 07:41 PM
@Asiri, The medical drugs are usually will be imported from the Western, Americas and Asia Pacific which does have a good standard.In this government, they will carefully look into these standards before allowing them to get pass through SL customs.
shantha gamlath Saturday, 07 March 2015 04:43 PM
One of the millstones of the drug policy in the country...we salute for the late Prof. Senaka Bibile
ananda munasinghe Thursday, 19 March 2015 11:51 PM
those who prescribe drugs to treat patients know that how, a quality of a drug matters
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