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Distortions in Drug Policy Who Is to be Blamed

Distortions in Drug Policy: Who Is to be Blamed? Arun Bal JAYARAMAN'S comment (EPW, May 3, 1986) on the drug policy editorial (EPW, March 8/15, 1986) appears to give an impression that the pharmaceutical industry is the main victim of the 1978 national drug policy. It tries to justify the plethora of formulations and hazardous/irrational drugs and gives an impression that growth of the Indian pharmaceutical industry has been slowed down because of the government drug policy. This comment is written with the aim of pointing out the fallacy of the above-mentioned arguments.

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