Government adds stents to NLEM, to come under price control
The Union government on Wednesday added coronary stents to the national list of essential medicines (NLEM) 2015, effectively bringing them under price control, a move opposed by stent manufacturers.

The government based its decision on a sub-committee report that recommended putting all types of stents, including the latest biodegradable stents, onto the list.

“The sub-committee has submitted its report to the government and after examination of the report, the government of India has accepted the recommendations of the sub-committee,” a notification issued in the name K.L. Sharma, joint secretary, ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) said.

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