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Centre plans to sell generic medicines at fuel stations

The government is working on opening ‘Jan Aushadhi’ (generic medicines) stores at petrol pumps belonging to state-run fuel retailers across the country with a view to make cheap drugs accessible to masses, Union oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday. “Oil marketing companies are bringing an ecosystem of non-fuel retail business at petrol pumps through tieups. The Jan Aushadhi stores ... Read More »

Centre Warns Channels On Ads With Exaggerated Claims About Drugs

The Centre has warned TV channels against carrying advertisements with improper claims of ayurvedic, siddha, unani and homeopathic products and drugs. Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry Director (Broadcasting) Amit Katoch, said the channels should advertise only those products and drugs that have valid licences, failure of which will attract action. AYUSH Ministry approached the I&B Ministry, saying some channels were carrying advertisements ... Read More »

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