India to provide free generic drugs

July 9, 2012

India has put in place a $5.4-billion policy to provide free generic medicine to its people.  The decision could change the lives of hundreds of millions in a country where public spending on health was just $4.50 per person last year.  Under the plan, doctors will be limited to a generics-only drug list and face punishment for prescribing branded medicines.  Read more at The Globe and Mail.