Amir Khan at Parliament panel in favour of generic drugs
Bollywood actor and Satyamev Jayate host Amir Khan is talking to the media after presenting a confidential report on current medical issues to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce which is examining the issue of foreign direct investment (FDI) in pharmaceutical sector on Thursday, 21 June.
The recent takeover of Indian firms making generic drugs by multi-national companies have raised fears that it will ultimately push up the prices of essential drugs. Amir Khan was invited to do so earlier this week by Rajya Sabha MP and Panel Chief Shanta Kumar of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In his reports, he suggested the need to regulate the FDI in Pharma sector to protect the interest of the smaller companies. While demanding for a price control of medicines he extended his support for generic medicines.