Essential Medicines List

All the medicines supplied to all health facilities in Bhutan are based on the WHO’s concept of essential medicines.  As per the National Drug Policy of Bhutan the list of essential medicines is drawn up by a Committee comprising of experts in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, health policy and related fields. The Bhutan National Medicines Committee meets and revises the essential medicines list every two years. The current essential medicines list (2012) has 367 medicines that are categorised into three categories viz. vital, essential and necessary medicines.

Please click on each list to view the details.

  1. Essential Drugs List (2012)
  2. Essential Drug List (2011)
  3. Essential Drug List (2009)