Minister Maithripala Sirisena has revealed that the new Drugs Policy will be introduced in January.
Giving views at the weekly Cabinet news briefing, the Minister said that consequent drugs shortages had been reported. Many medicinal drugs had also been rejected in addition to sub standard drugs. As such as a Government, they have taken a decision to implement the National Drugs Policy from January 2011 step by step. The Minister said that the National Drugs Policy is based on the Prof. Senaka Bibile drugs policy.