The gazette notification to subsidize 48 medicines used widely by patients in Sri Lanka was issued yesterday (21st) night. The gazelle has been released under the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA) Act No.05 of 2015. Medicines whose prices have been brought down include medicines for diabetic patients, common heart disease drugs, medicines to lower cholesterol levels, medicines for hyper tension, pain killers and medicines used to treat infections.
The gazette notification is effective from midnight yesterday and eh medicines mentioned in the gazette notification should be sold in their generic names. Selling these medicines above the prices that have been denoted is an offence.