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* Sri Lanka's civil society demands to make National Drug Policy public
Mon, Mar 17, 2014, 12:55 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 17, Colombo: The Senaka Bibile Memorial Organization, a civil organization in Sri Lanka Sunday demanded the Ministry of Health to publicize the National Drug Policy.

Addressing media, national organizer of the Senaka Bibile Memorial Organization said that they had doubts if the National Drug Policy had been compiled according to the needs of the pharmaceutical companies.

He pointed out that the National Drug Policy was needed to avoid low quality drugs and to prevent the pharmaceutical companies from accruing from consumers excessive profits that amount to 200% to 800% as government has pointed out.

The final draft of the National Drug Policy which has been in the making for years has finally been presented to President Mahinda Rajapaksa on March 10 by the Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena.

Minister Sirisena said that the National Drug Policy would incorporate all the proposals set forth by the late Professor Senaka Bibile and it would be implemented by the end of next month or in early May.

The draft bill on National Drug Policy will next be presented to the Cabinet either next month or in early May for approval, the Health Ministry says. After the Cabinet approval the legislation will be presented for parliamentary approval.

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