National List of Essential Medicines, (Fifth revision) 2016 - Nepal
(2016; 37 pages)


There were 321 medicines listed in NLEM 2011. A total of 86 medicines have been added or deleted from the NLEM 2011in the current list. A total of 62 medicines have been added and a total of 24 medicines have been deleted from the previous list. Among the 62 added medicines 56 were added to the main list and 6 to the complementary list. The medicines added in the Antitubercular and Antiretroviral groups are added to match with the National TB programme and HIV AIDS Control Program of Government of Nepal. The new list of NLEM 2016 thus contains 359 medicines.

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