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Ramadoss Steals Paswan's Thunder (India)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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India's Health Ministry is gearing up to implement two key proposals to create a cancer-support fund to help patients with medicine costs, and to establish drug banks to provide needy patients with free pharmaceutical medicine. Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss already has announced a Health Minister's Cancer Support Fund to help defray patient costs, with the money raised from Indian and global corporations. These proposals come from a draft pharmaceutical reform policy created by Indian Chemicals Minister Ram Vilas Paswan. India's Health Ministry is speaking with the professional association, the All-India Organization of Druggists and Chemists, to work on creating drug banks to distribute free medicines. This fund too will rely on private-sector donations of drugs. (Click here for more
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