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Essential Drug List

The medicines supplied in all health centers in Bhutan is based on the WHO’s concept of essential medicines.  As per the Natinal Drug Policy 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 Drugs Committee chaired by a medical specialist from the National Referral Hospital meets and revises the essential medicines/drugs list after every two years. The current essential medicines list has 399 medicines that are categorised into three categories viz. vital, essentail and non-essential drugs.

The following are the list of National Essential Drugs.

  1. Essential Drugs List (2012)
  2. Essential Drug List (2011)
  3. Essential Drug List (2009)
  4. Essential Drug List (2007)