National Drug Policy - Pakistan, 2003
(2003; 18 pages)


Pakistan is committed to the goal of Health for all by the year 2000 which was inspired by the principle of social equity. To achieve this, the Government is taking all possible measures in the field of health services at large and drugs in particular. Formulation of the national drug policy thus forms an integral component of its national health policy, purpose of which is to ensure regular availability of essential drugs of acceptable efficacy, safety and quality at affordable prices to all irrespective of their socio‐economic status or place of living. Essential Drugs are those which meet the health care needs of the majority of the population. Hence they will help in combating disease and maintaining and improving the health of population. The goal in nutshell is to develop, within the resources of the country potential through the availability of drugs to control common diseases and to alleviate pain and suffering...

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