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Inexpensive medicines high on govt agenda, says health minister Thapa (ht 06/04/2017)

Mass drug administration drive to begin (ht 14/03/2017)

Drugs crunch hits Parsa health centres (ht 15/02/2017)

Bajhang DAO seals five pharmacies in Chainpur: Inspection team finds none of the pharmacies had obtained operation licence; Pharmacists also guilty of over-prescribing medicines to make quick money, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 09/02/2017)

Rukum health posts reeling under medicines shortage (kp 05/02/2017)

Encourage domestic drug manufacturers: Minister Karki (ht 04/02/2017)

Drug shortage in Solukhumbu: Even the District Public Health Office is reeling under medicine shortage (ht 03/02/2017)

Bad medicine: Free medicine scheme of govt vital to improving the health of the population (kp 03/02/2017)

Govt struggling to ease drugs shortage: Health Minister Gagan Thapa says procurement process has been eased for the purchase of  necessary medicine (kp 02/02/2017)

Drugs crunch hits patients (ht 02/02/2017)

Myagdi folk face shortage of life-saving Medicines, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 25/01/2017)

Essential drugs in short supply in Saptari health facilities (ht 19/01/2017)

Essential medicines to be available in districts soon: District hospitals provide 70 items of medicines free of cost (rep 17/01/2017)

Medicine shortage in Kalikot for past 2 years, by Tularam Pandey (kp 09/01/2017)

Ramechhap facing drug crunch (ht 09/01/2017)

Private drugs sellers’ syndicate blocks procurement for hospital pharmacy, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 03/01/2017)

Shortage of Drugs in Doti (kp 31/12/2016)

Smuggling of medicinal herbs to China on the rise (ht 31/12/2016)

Tanahun DHO purchases medicines after MoH failed to supply them (ht 20/12/2016)

Illegal medicinal herbs seized (ht 13/12/2016)

Bajura health facilities under acute drugs shortage (ht 13/12/2016)

No paracetamol at govt hospitals in 14 districts: No iron tablets in Nuwakot, Tanahun, Achham, Baitadi; Hospitals in Siraha, Bara, Dhanusha, Achham without antibiotics, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 12/12/2016)

Free drugs not available in Jhapa, by Raju Adhikari (rep 08/12/2016)

Shortage of BCG syringes in Farwest, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 30/11/2016)

Initiative launched to increase people’s access to high-quality medicine (ht 26/11/2016)

Shortage of essential medicines in Palpa (kp 23/11/2016)

DDA to check essential drugs’ quality (ht 10/11/2016)

Govt to study 10 medicinal plants for conservation (kp 04/11/2016)

‘Government promoting black market for drugs’ (ht 24/10/2016)

LMD struggling to dispose of expired drugs: The medicines were brought after last year’s quakes (kp 18/10/2016)

Drugs crunch to persist with licences of three manufacturers suspended: Many urban poor will be deprived of essential drugs if they are not distributed free of cost, by Arjun Poudel (ht 18/10/2016)

DDA directed to inspect pharmacies (kp 18/10/2016)

Nepal likely to face shortage of injectable polio vaccine, by Manish Gautam (kp 03/10/2016)

No free medicine service for Far West: NHRC (kp 30/09/2016)

MoH set to revise essential drugs list (ht 26/09/2016)

Medicine crunch hits far-west (ht 21/09/2016)

Medicine shortage: Ministry warns of stern action (kp 18/09/2016)

Medicine shortage in Farwest (kp 11/09/2016)

Districts in the Midwest hit by medicine shortage, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 03/09/2016)

Police recover contraband drugs from BPKIHS (kp 03/09/2016)

Essential drugs shortage in Siraha: District Health Office says the shortage started last year during the border blockade and is getting worse (kp 01/09/2016)

Shortage of essential medicines in Mugu, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 19/08/2016)

Illegally run medical stores closed, licenses scrapped in Tanahun (ht 08/08/2016)

Free of cost medicine distribution scheme ineffective (rep 06/08/2016)

‘Restricted drugs being sold sans prescription’ (kp 28/07/2016)

Supply Dept seals three drug outlets: These shops have been found charging exorbitant prices and selling  contrabands (kp 08/07/2016)

Erratic power supply affects vaccination: Vaccines worth Rs 2 million damaged, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 26/04/2016)

Banke reels under acute shortage of medicines, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 17/06/2016)

Bajura reeling under medicine shortage (ht 01/06/2016), Acute medicine crisis hits Bajura, by Krishna Oli (rep 04/06/2016)

Four years on, subsidized pharmacies yet to materialize (rep 13/05/2016)

Pharmacies ‘flouting’ drug dispensing rules (kp 12/05/2016), Pharmacies selling drugs sans prescription raided (ht 12/05/2016)

Demand for local herbal products up, by Sudip Kaini (kp 11/03/2016)

Medicinal herbs worth Rs400 million exported: Bajhang shipped out 296 kg of yarsagumba valued at Rs390m in the past seven months, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 04/03/2016)

Bajhang faces drugs shortage, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 15/02/2016)

DJPL to invest Rs600m in production of new drugs (kp 28/01/2016)

Darchula, Parbat reel under medicine crisis, by Manoj Badu (kp 18/01/2016)

Emergency drugs purchase: Govt’s fast-track process hits snag over high price (kp 03/01/2016)

Govt begins drugs procurement process (kp 25/12/2015), Drug crunch hits far-west hill districts (ht 25/12/2015)

Give it a shot: Local production of medicines should be included in the national development agenda, by Shiva Raj Mishra (kp 15/12/2015)

MoHP to fast-track drugs import (kp 09/12/2015)

Essential drugs: Ministry okays fast-track procurement paper (kp 10/12/2015)

Govt to distribute stored drugs meant for disaster (kp 12/11/2015)

NMA concerned about shortage of medicine (ht 08/11/2015)

Ramechhap reeling under shortage of drugs (ht 05/11/2015)

Shortage of drugs hits patients in several districts (kp 01/11/2015)

Availability of herbs declining (ht 20/10/2015)

Acute drug crisis hits health facilities nationwide (rep 13/10/2015)

Dearth of medicine hits health services, by Shankar Acharya and Manoj Paudel (ht 08/10/2015)

Promoting Medicinal Herbs And Food, by Jeevan K. Prasain (rn 24/07/2015)

Free medicines found on sale at private clinics (rep 11/07/2015)

Medicine crunch hits VDCs in Doti hard (ht 19/06/2015)

Medicine shortage as dealers remain closed, by Suman Bashyal (kp 16/05/2015)

Pharmacy graduates rent out certificates to dispensaries, by Arjun Poudel (rep 11/04/2015)

Unvaled urchins: Overharvesting od medicinal plants to meet global needs habe put them on the brink, by Bhairav Raj Kaini (ht 30/03/2015)

Domestic medicines gain mkt share as imports drop, by Binod Bhandari (kp 29/03/2015)

How effective are govt-distributed drugs?, by Arjun Poudel (rep 07/02/2015)

Govt supplied free medicines elude Karnali folks, by DB Budha (rep 02/02/2015)

Ramechhap yet to get govt’s free medicine (ht 18/01/2015)

Drug crunch affects far-west government health facilities (ht 16/01/2015)

Pharmacies sell drugs ‘without prescriptions’, by Arjun Shah (kp 28/12/2014)

Commerce Dept takes action against errant pharmacies (kp 25/12/2014)

Drugs crunch hits far-western districts (ht 24/12/2014)

Free drugs for non-communicable ills unlikely this year also (rep 20/12/2014)

DDA shuts down 11 illegal pharmacies (kp 08/12/2014)

Regional medical store reeling under lack of medicines, vaccines, by Janak Nepal (kp 04/12/2014)

Importance of pharmacovigilance: Maintaining drug safety, by Navin Shrestha (kp 03/12/2014)

Kathmandu folks deprived of free medicines, by Arjun Poudel (rep 12/11/2014)

DDA unveils new ‘codes’ on drug sales and distribution, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 11/11/2014)

Medicine shortage hits Jajarkot folks hard (ht 11/10/2014)

Village ailing for want of drug (ht 11/10/2014)

Expired drug claims child (ht 15/09/2014)

Government guidelines to curb random use of antibiotic drugs, by Manish Gautam (kp 31/08/2014)

70 types of drugs to be distributed free of cost (rep 30/08/2014)

Quality Management In Herbal Medicine: An Unmet Need, by Jeevan K. Prasain (rn 25/07/2014)

Expired drugs plague health facilities (ht 04/07/2014)

Chlorhexidine purchase: Lab results confirm balm is inferior, by Manish Gautam (kp 28/06/2014)

Drug procurement scam: Foul play in buying balm for infants, by Manish Gautam (kp 13/06/2014)

Illegal imports, sales of drugs pose risk to public health, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/05/2014)

Call for study on use of medicine (ht 12/05/2014)

Yarcha harvest season begins, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 04/05/2014)

Rukum folks gearing up for Himalayan gold rush: Set to head to highlands to collect Yarsagumba, by Adarsha KC (ht 27/04/2014)

Free medicines rot at health centers countrywide, by Arjun Poudel (rep 15/04/2014), MoHP procuring drugs that go unused: Multi-year contracts, commissions involved, by Arjun Poudel (rep 17/04/2014), Govt to probe irregularities in free medicine program: No procurement of not-in-use drugs, by Arjun Poudel (rep 20/04/2014), Authorities to plug misuse in free medicine program (rep 26/04/2014)

Khotang folks face drug shortage, by Dambar Singh Rai (kp 29/03/2014), Lack of fund halts drugs supply: Medicine worth Rs 8 million lying in Khotang DPHO godown (ht 30/03/2014)

New law prescribed for hospital pharmacies: Drugs must be sold to patients at a cheaper rate (ht 01/03/2014)

Valley-based drug stores under surveillance (ht 26/02/2014), Recalled drugs being distributed through health centers, by Arjun Poudel (rep 26/02/2014)

Govt expands essential drugs list, focus shifts to non-communicable diseases, by Arjun Poudel (rep 24/02/2014)

Stronger public vigilance: Ensuring medicine safety, by Nisha Jha (ht 11/02/2014)

Pharmacies found selling expired drugs (ht 06/02/2014)

Government asked to control imports of inferior medicines (kp 31/01/2014)

Local herbal companies making plant chemicals, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 20/01/2014)

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