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Nepal missing opportunity to earn from local herbs, by Narhari Sapkota (rep 26/05/2019)

Free distribution of herbal medicine attracts large number of patients (rep 12/05/2019)

Patients deprived of essential drugs at state-run health facilities across the country: Most local and provincial governments have failed to purchase medicines on time, resulting in the unavailability of drugs, by Arjun Poudel (kp 09/05/2019)

Huge cache of prescription drugs seized, 16 persons arrested (ht 29/04/2019)

Medicinal and aromatic plants’ potential remains untapped, experts say: Stakeholders call for improving processing and  marketing to make them reach the global market, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 27/04/2019)

Local governments purchase essential drugs without quality checks, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/04/2019)

The way to do drugs: The quality of drugs and their prices both require serious government oversight (kp 17/04/2019)

Up to 400pc price variation found in same generic medicines of different brands: Department of Drug Administration says it was unaware of price variation, by Arjun Poudel (kp 16/04/2019)

Regulator names 30 drugs for import ban: Domestic manufacturers vow to supply quality drugs at reasonable price, by Arjun Poudel (kp 06/03/2019)

Smuggling of prescription drugs to valley continues unabated (ht 17/02/2019)

Drug agency  bans sale and distribution of 16 medicines, by Nayak Paudel (kp 08/02/2019)

City lacks doctors to run its free drug programme: A well-intended plan to distribute free medicines to the needy stuck in procedural tangle, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/01/2019)

Ministry to bring special plan for pharmaceuticals (kp 08/01/2019)

Maharajgunj Medical Campus to have drug quality test centre: The centre will enusre  the quality of generic  medicines by testing  them on healthy  human volunteers, by Nayak Paudel (kp 31/12/2018)

Growing money: It’s time we realise the economic potential of the medicinal plant sector, by Dipesh Pyakurel and Carsten Smith-Hall (kp 28/11/2018)

Medicine shortage in Gaushala (kp 28/10/2018)

‘Potential of Nepali herbal products still untapped’ (kp 17/10/2018)

Anti-malarial drug gathering dust (ht 11/10/2018)

Generics Vs. Branded Medicines, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 13/09/2018)

Harsh penalty set for sale of expired drugs (ht 18/08/2018)

Medicines locked in storage while patients suffer in remote districts, by Arjun Shah (kp 15/08/2018)

Centre raises Ayurvedic drugs norms: Department of Drug Administration orders ayurvedic drugs manufacturers to comply with two key industry standards, by Nayak Paudel (kp 04/08/2018)

Drug shortage hits Karnali districts (kp 02/08/2018)

Shortage of anti-rabies vaccines hits hospitals across country (ht 03/05/2018)

Police arrest erring medical store owners (ht 21/04/2018)

Drug shortage hits health facilities hard (ht 19/04/2018)

Medicine shortage in far-flung districts (rep 10/04/2018)

Province 7 reels under shortage of essential drugs, by Mohan Budhair (kp 10/03/2018)

State-owned Nepal Drugs to launch new product monthly (kp 28/02/2018)

Need to pay for free drugs for 90 more days: No stocks of many  drugs in all districts; Most district facilities running without essential drugs like Paracetamol and ORS, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (ht 27/02/2018)

NDL to start commercial production of cetamol (ht 23/02/2018), NDL begins commercial production of paracetamol (ht 27/02/2018)

Indian firm to produce anti-cancer drug in Nepal, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 20/02/2018)

Outbreak: Jajarkot is becoming the disease capital of  the country due to shortage of medicines, by Binod Rayamajhee and Sagar Aryal (kp 13/02/2018)

Medicine shortage in Myagdi health posts (kp 06/02/2018)

Stocks of up to 60 drug items nil at 5 regional stores, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 01/02/2018)

Drug storage facilities to be set up in all provinces (ht 25/01/2018)

Bajhang reeling under shortage of medicines, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 16/01/2018)

Parsa DAO takes action against pharmacies running illegally (ht 13/01/2018)

DDA recalls 22 medicines (ht 11/01/2018)

Medicine shortage hits Bajura health facilities (ht 09/01/2018)

Medicine crunch hits health facilities in Rolpa, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 07/01/2018)

DPHOs to get extra funds (ht 02/01/2018)

Capital flooded with illegal aphrodisiacs: None of the drugs registered with Dept of Drug Administration (kp 02/01/2017), Near half Nepali drugs manufacturers operate illegally (with list), by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 02/01/2018)

Shortage of essential medicines looms over Province 1 districts (kp 29/12/2017)

NDL to produce paracetamol from January third week (ht 27/12/2017), Nepal Drugs to produce Cetamol from mid-Jan (kp 28/12/2017)

Some drugs supplied by govt, pvt sector are substandard: NHRC, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 26/12/2017), Health Ministry downplays NHRC drugs report, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 28/12/2017)

Banke: Procurement delay causes chronic shortage of medicines, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 25/12/2017)

Panel suggests govt buy drugs from int’l firms (kp 14/11/2017)

Drug shortage hits Jajarkot patients hard (ht 05/11/2017)

Drug shortage in Udayapur as local bodies ‘fail to release funds’, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 01/11/2017)

Private pharmacies to stay put in govt hospitals (ht 29/10/2017)

‘Lack of raw materials affecting production of herbal medicines’ (ht 23/10/2017)

Shortage of essential drugs hits Province 7 (ht 09/10/2017), Medicine shortage hits Baitadi health institutions, by Bira Gadal (rep 09/10/2017)

Villagers walk three hours for a paracetamol, by DB Budha (rep 08/10/2017)

Medicine crunch in Province 7 (ht 04/08/2017)

Reduce Price Of Medicines To Save Lives, by Geha Nath Khanal and Resham Bahadur Khatri (rn 01/07/2017)

Double trouble: The abuse of pharmaceutical drugs has emerged as a major problem in recent years, by Apil R. Bohara (kp 25/06/2017), Irrational, unnecessary use of medicines rampant (ht 26/06/2017)

Cetamol production to resume from Sept: NDL (kp 24/06/2017)

Pharma producers hail ban on import of 37 medicines (kp 23/05/2017), Govt must support local drug companies: APPON (rep 23/05/2017)

Govt to buy drugs for its hospitals in bid to slash prices: Private sector charging up to 2,200 pc higher than company prices, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 20/05/2017)

Drug importers' protest draws flak (rep 15/05/2017)

Government planning to import medicines (ht 14/05/2017)

DoDA inspecting pharmacies in eastern region (kp 02/05/2017)

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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