ISLAMABAD: Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan releases a careful selection of an essential list of medicines that are important for the Pakistani healthcare system.
Efficient and readily available drugs are the backbone of any healthcare system. National Essential Medicine List NEML is a critical document which provides and supports quality of health services across the country. The list is based on disease prevalence, evidence on efficacy and safety, and comparative cost-effectiveness and parameters adapted by W.H.O in its latest edition of Model List of Essential Medicines.
The general health and Pharmaceutical sector in particular is expected to seriously consider adopting this list as a way forward to guide Provincial Governments in Medicine & Pharmaceutical sector policies, the determinants of medicines access and availability.
The Provincial Governments can play a pivotal role to encourage procurement and supply chain management policies based on essential medicine concepts to promote rational use of scarce public resources and raw materials. Drug Regulatory Authority claims to be committed to making all efforts in order to improve patient care through availability of cost effective, safe & good quality medicines availability in the country.