Why The Fight For Affordable Drugs Matters

PUBLISHED ON: April 18, 2017 | Duration: 22 min, 02 sec

   
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As India struggles on the path to better healthcare, one roadblock sticks out more than any other - access to affordable medicines. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently hinted at the introduction of a new law that could mean doctors will soon have to prescribe generic medicines - these are cheaper variants of branded drugs of similarly efficacy to patients. While this is being hailed as a game-changing move if implemented, is there more to it than meets the eye? On Agenda - what are the challenges to affordable healthcare?
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