Maharashtra looks set to be the first state in the country to implement the Jan Aushadhi program, making plans to open 600 state-run pharmacies selling generic medicines at State Transport depots. The state’s public health and transportation departments signed an MoU with the Bureau of Pharma Public Sector Utilities of India, an umbrella group representing state-owned pharmaceutical manufacturers. The central government has also allocated $20 million to build three more Food and Drugs Administration laboratories in the state.

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