Stories Tagged 'Department of drug administration'
According to a study carried out by the Nepal Health Research Council, same generic medicines of different brands are being sold in the market with huge price variation, with some brands selling their products at a price 400 percent higher than others.   
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The Department of Drug Administration has recommended that the Ministry of Health and Population ban the import of 30 molecule medicines from foreign countries.
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Subhadra Neupane underwent surgery to repair uterine prolapse around four weeks ago at a private hospital in Kathmandu. The hospital had organised a screening camp at her village in Kalika Rural Municipality in Rasuwa district where she was told she needed surgery.
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Tetanus vaccines are in short supply across the country, in some places for the past six months, affecting the general public who are in need of the vaccine, according to the Department of Drug Administration.
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Investments in ayurvedic medicine factories have increased due to the fast rising popularity of the ancient medical system which originated on the Indian subcontinent. According to the Department of Drug Administration, 78 ayurvedic medicine manufacturing companies have obtained licences this year while 44 ayurvedic companies are currently in operation.
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The Department of Drug Administration (DDA) has made it mandatory for ayurvedic drug manufacturing companies to follow both World Health Organization (WHO) Herbal Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Certificates of Pharmaceutical Product (CPP).
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