The economic reforms introduced in India in 1991 were a reversal of earlier policies which helped access to affordable medicines by the development of a strong generic pharmaceutical industry. Liberalisation of import restrictions, reduction of tariffs, removal of restrictions on foreign investment and introduction of product patents rights are all expected to have a profound impact on the industry. Cost of medicines being the most critical factor in the healthcare system in India, these reforms would have definite implications for the universal healthcare programme. This paper provides an analysis of the implications of reforms for the universal healthcare programme in the country.
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Dhar, B., Joseph, R.K. (2021). Developments in India’s Domestic Pharmaceutical Sector and Implications for Universal Healthcare in India. In: Qadeer, I., Saxena, K.B., Arathi, P.M. (eds) Universalising Healthcare in India. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-5872-3_12
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