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Nepal drugs regulator to conduct on-site testing of medicines : Ensuring medicine quality remains a challenge due to chronic deficiencies at the Department of Drug Administration (kp 24/04/2024)

A taste of our own medicine : Made in Nepal medicines make up nearly half of all drugs used in the country but commercialisation and over-prescription still prevalent, by Yugeshwor Koirala (nt 19/04/2024)

Pandemic of drugs overuse : Indiscriminate prescriptions of steroids and antibiotics cause irreversible side effects in Nepal’s children, by Sagar Budhathoki (nt 20/04/2024)

Kathmandu metropolis plans running fair price pharmacies : Officials say the pharmacies will provide medicines at a cheaper rate than MRP (kp 28/03/2024)

Drug regulator seeks details of 98 types of free essential drugs : State-run health facilities throughout the country provide 98 types of medicines free of cost to patients, but none of the agencies in the country monitors their quality (kp 24/03/2024)

Drug regulator: Stop selling unregistered dietary supplements : Such unapproved products could cause more adverse health impacts than benefits, it warns (kp 09/03/2024)

KMC finds insulin, anti-rabies vaccine stored in malfunctioning refrigerators at numerous drug stores (rep 02/03/2024)

118 pharmacies operated against basic standards in KMC (rn 01/03/2024)

Different drugs, identical names. Nepal’s regulatory body is clueless : The drug regulator often recalls drugs when they are sold out or are close to expiry, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/02/2024)

Hazard Of Over-the-counter Antibiotics, by Pushpa Raj Joshi (rn 08/02/2024)

DDA orders recall of substandard paracetamol from market : The drug, which failed the test was manufactured by Lomus Pharmaceuticals and supplied to Nepal Army (kp 30/01/2024)

Palpa local unit turns to Chyawanprash production to promote health and wellness : Rambha Rural Municipality produces the Ayurvedic supplement using gooseberry, honey, jaggery, and ghee, by Madhav Aryal (kp 20/01/2024)

DDA bans production of 10 types of medicines (rep 13/12/2023)

Indiscriminate use of antibiotics poses serious threat, by Pabitra Sunar (rep 10/12/2023)

More medicines listed for free distribution : Drugs for some non-communicable diseases—mental health, cardiovascular, respiratory illness, diabetes—are on the list, by Arjun Poudel (kp 26/11/2023)

Covid-19 and antibiotic usage : Easy access cannot be attributed as a sole problem to the rampant use of antimicrobials, by Bipin Adhikari (kp 22/11/2023)

Three injectable medicines being sold in the country found substandard : The national drug regulatory body says the substandard medicines could jeopardise patients’ lives (kp 31/10/2023)

DDA issues directive not to use 103 antibiotic drugs (kh 18/09/2023), Nepal drugs regulator bans 103 antibiotic combinations : Of the 103 combos, 14 are being used in Nepal. Irrational use of combinations is fuelling antibiotic resistance, by Arjun Poudel (kp 20/09/2023)

DDA directs for putting red line on label of antibiotics (rep 03/09/2023)

Framing Pharmacy Education In Nepal, by Shyam P Lohani (rn 27/08/2023)

Banke reports shortage of eye medicines amidst growing cases of conjunctivitis (rep 16/08/2023)

Children’s antibiotic drug being sold in the market for the past 20 months found to be substandard : Department of Drug Administration has directed the concerned manufacturing company to recall its substandard drug, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/08/2023)

Need To Regulate Sales Of OTC Drugs, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 10/08/2023)

DDA shuts down 10 pharmacies operating illegally in valley (rep 25/07/2023)

In Karnali highlands, harvesting medicinal herbs is the way of life and source of livelihood : But people worry their ancestral occupation might come to a crossroads as the new generation is attracted to city life, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 17/07/2023)

Cosmetic Richness Of The Himalayan Flora, by Persijs Muiznieks (rn 14/07/2023)

28 percent of patients in Nepal take antibiotics without prescription: Report (kh 07/07/2023), 28 percent patients in Nepal consume antibiotics without doctors' prescription (rep 07/07/2023), Most doctors in Nepal don’t prescribe antibiotics by generic name: Study : ‘Pharmas pay doctors for prescribing their products, and many use only specific brands.’, by Arjun Poudel (kp 10/07/2023), Arming against AMR : The growing abuse of antibiotics heralds an impending health crisis. Nepal is unprepared (kp 12/07/2023)

Private pharmacies in Bhaktapur found selling medicines in violation of set standards (rep 15/03/2023)

Pharma products imports fall sharply (ae 10/03/2023)

Decline in medicinal herbs output worries highlanders : Locals in Karnali stay in the forest for three months to collect the herbs by making temporary shelters as soon as winter passes, by Krishna Prasad Gautam and Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 20/02/2023)

Herbal diplomacy: Is Nepal ready? (ht 03/02/2023)

MPs demand govt stop production, sale of substandard medicines (rep 24/01/2023)

Drug regulatory body bans import of medicines from 16 Indian companies : Among the pharmaceutical companies the department has prohibited from importing drugs to Nepal is one promoted by Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev (kp 20/12/2022)

DDA steps up surveillance to prevent the import of deadly cough syrup from India : Doctors suggest the public to be careful while purchasing medicines over the counter, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/10/2022)

Environmental toxicity and climate crisis threaten Nepal’s medicinal plants : Heavy metal contamination also has implications on human health, while the climate crisis could greatly alter the habitats of plant species, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/10/2022)

Stagnant paracetamol price contributing to its shortage : The medicine’s pricing, not revised for 14 years, seems to be a big reason for the shortfall, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/09/2022)

BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences starts its own pharmacy : In the absence of a government-run pharmacy patients had to buy medicines at a higher prices from private drugstores, by Pradip Menyangbo (kp 16/09/2022)

Nepal could become self-sufficient in medicine production (kh 23/04/2022)

Ministry to support Nepal Drugs Limited to produce 25 essential medicines : National regulatory body to be expanded in all seven provinces to ensure the quality of drugs, by Arjun Poudel (kp 15/04/2022)

Agency on cards to check safety and efficacy of drugs and medical devices : Amid reports of prevalence of substandard medical equipment in the market, the Health Ministry has proposed forminga Food and Drug Administration, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/03/2022)

Distribution of first-ever Nepal-manufactured anti-cancer drug starts (kh 16/02/2022)

Cetamol supply to be normal by Friday : Nepal Aushadhi Limited to send 600,000 packets by Friday (kh 19/01/2022)

Acute shortage of essential medicines at government health centres in Mugu : The district is in dire need of medicines since the number of patients suffering from fever, typhoid, asthma, common cold, diarrhoea and vomiting is on the rise with the onset of winter, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 06/12/2021), Amid the pandemic : The absence of essential medicines for almost two months is nothing short of maleficence (kp 07/12/2021) [The Deuba government exists only on paper. The fulfilment of tasks and duties must wait. Power struggles and party conventions have absolute priority!]

Seven Local Levels In Bajura Going Through Medicine Shortage (rn 10/11/2021)

19 medical stores face action in KTM Valley (kh 09/11/2021)

Hill Districts In Sudurpaschim Face Drugs Shortage (rn 27/10/2021)

Nepali pharmaceutical companies mull setting up vaccine plants, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/08/2021)

People forced to buy drug used to treat severe Covid-19 patients in black market : Patients paying up to 17 times the government approved price for Tocilizumab, a drug that is in short supply; Malpractice also common in private hospitals  treating Covid-19 patients, by Arjun Poudel (kp 18/08/2021)

Patients deprived of free essential medicines at Mugu government health institutions : The District Hospital in Gamgadhi sends patients to private medical stores due to  a shortage of medicines at the hospital, by Raj Bahadur Shahi (kp 29/07/2021

FDI in pharmaceutical sector : Must to encourage research, by Samrat Baral (ht 08/07/2021)

Demand for medicines to reach 71.65 tonnes annually by 2024-25, report says : The country imports pharmaceutical products worth Rs28.65 billion annually, mainly from India, Industry Department reports, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/07/2021)

Legalise marijuana : Nepal should look into the prospectrts of the constructive use of cannabis, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 22/04/2021)

Medicine production declines as sales falter (ht 28/12/2020)

Health posts in Lahan reeling under shortage of essential medicines : Government gives 70 types of  medicines for free to patients  at district hospitals, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 07/10/2020)

Herbal Medicinal Plants For Prosperous Nepal, by Krishna Prasad Sigdel (rn 22/09/2020)

Drug regulator directs firms to increase import of life saving medicines: There are shortages of drugs for diseases like asthma and diabetes and those needed for intensive care, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/06/2020)

Achieving Self-Reliance In Pharmaceuticals, by Narayan B. Chhettri (rn 07/06/2020)

Jajarkot facing shortage of essential drugs (ht 23/04/2020)

India seeks list of essential drugs that Nepal needs, by Umesh Poudel (ht 06/03/2020)

Medicine stocks enough for at least five months: Govt, drug makers, by Rajesh Khanal (rep 05/03/2020), Nepal’s essential drug supply to last three months: Govt to act against those found hoarding medicines or raising prices, by Umesh Poudel (ht 05/03/2020)

Bill seeking legalisation of cultivation and consumption of medical marijuana registered in Parliament: The bill, registered privately by a ruling party lawmaker, seeks to reverse a 50-year
proscription on the cultivation, consumption and sale of marijuana
, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/03/2020)

Issues Of Essential Medicines, by Shyam P. Lohani (rn 26/01/2020)

Substandard medicines being distributed from state-run health facilities: Of the 285 essential drugs examined, 41 were found to be of substandard quality; Local governments purchase drugs without running quality checks, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/01/2020), Inadequate response to substandard drugs: Medicines are a matter of life and death, the concerned should ensure their quality (kp 15/01/2020)

When drug companies, pharmacies and doctors all benefit, patients pay the price: Drug companies are marking up the prices of their medicine to recoup their unethical investments in doctors and retailers, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/12/2019)

Health Ministry set to revise essential drugs list: Medicines that are not in use or have side effects will be removed and new drugs treating non-communicable diseases will be enlisted, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/11/2019)

Over-harvesting pushes precious herbs 'to brink of extinction' in Bajhang forests: More than 1,800 herb collectors have swarmed the district's forest areas, local unit representatives say, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 15/11/2019)

KMC not to buy new medicines as last year’s purchased drugs are gathering dust in warehouses: The health division had purchased 85 different types of essential medicines last year to distribute free of cost to needy patients, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/11/2019)

Should Nepal still continue to ban cannabis? The country needs to understand the history of its trade and consumption, and how the larger public feels about the issue, by Raju Adhikari (kp 08/11/2019), Cashing in on the international hemp wave: It’s a superfood, it’s used in oil, shampoo and even toothpastes—the marijuana look-alike is proving a profitable business here in Nepal too, by Tsering Ngodup Lama (kp 08/11/2019)

Dietary supplements are banned in Nepal but they are still a fad among people: The drug regulator says it will hold a meeting with Nepal Medical Council to discuss ways to discourage doctors from prescribing such supplements, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/10/2019)

29 people arrested in last one month for possessing illegal drugs: According to police, illegal prescription drugs are being smuggled into Nepal via India in large quantities of late, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 27/10/2019)

‘Doctors at BPKIHS prescribing food supplements unnecessarily to patients’, by Rohit Rai (rep 20/10/2019)

DDA lacks equipment to test impurity in prescription drug Ranitidine (ht 16/10/2019)

Market aflush with ayurvedic medicines containing heavy metals in excessive amounts: Doctors say an excessive amount of heavy metals—arsenic, lead, and mercury—can affect a patient’s kidney, liver, skin, and blood circulation directly and can also lead to death, by Arjun Poudel (kp 14/10/2019)

Over a dozen arrested in the Capital in the last one month for possessing illegal drugs: Narcotics bureau says cases of illegal prescription drugs have been on the rise, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 06/10/2019)

Hospital bans prescription of antioxidant drugs and nutritional supplements for cancer patients: Most doctors prescribe them even though the products are of no use for cancer patients, experts say, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 26/09/2019)

Government set to allow import of medicines used in critical care: Health facilities face shortage of medicines needed for high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, heart and kidney ailments, among others, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/09/2019)

Shortage of essential medicines in Parsa health posts affects services: Treatment for minor ailments such as viral fever, diarrhoea, skin and ear infections is a challenge, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 10/09/2019)

Pharmacies operating illegally in Jajarkot district (ht 21/08/2019)

Medicinal herbs gain ground in Gorkha: Forest office aims to turn the area into a sustainable farming zone, by Hariram Uprety (kp 16/07/2019)

Presence of microbes in some Ayurvedic products is high, drug regulatory body says: Manufacturers argue the protocol enforced by the regulator is too strict, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/07/2019)

Make your own medicines: Nepal relies on India to fulfill its medicine requirement. Overreliance on foreign suppliers for vital medicines could be disastrous for Nepal in case of national health crisis, by Samrat Baral (rep 04/07/2019)

Sale of banned pain relievers rampant, drug monitors say: The Narcotics Control Bureau has confiscated such drugs in huge quantities  in recent months from different parts of the country, by Arjun Poudel (kp 02/07/2019)

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)
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