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‘Exponential rise in sales of costly anti-diabetes drugs worrisome’

DNDEL11649 | 11/14/2017 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :429 | Health

Ahead of the World Diabetes Day, observed on November 14, a nationwide study has revealed a substantial rise in the sale of insulin and other, expensive oral drugs. India is on the verge of becoming a diabetic capital. The research was aimed to study sales trends of all top-selling drugs in the last nine years.“The increasing sales of high-cost medications, as revealed by our data, are particularly worrisome, since most Indians pay out of their pockets, and nearly seven per cent experience catastrophic expenditure because of diabetes. Only a bare minimum number of patients are covered by health insurance, and even there, only the hospitalisation cost is paid by insurance companies,” said Dr Anoop Misra, chairman of Fortis C-DOC Hospital
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