Psychiatric Medicines in India: Why Public Healthcare Facilities and a Thriving Generics Industry Cannot Assure Access and Affordability
(2012; 5 pages)

Abstract

This commentary highlights the poor availability of essential psychiatric medicines at public sector facilities in India and illustrates why even a flourishing generics industry does not assure access to affordable psychiatric medicines for most Indian patients. The paper outlines the Indian government’s pricing regulations and then enumerates recommendations for reform.

 
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