Three medicines manufactured in SL released to the market

Levothyroxin 50 mcg for thyroxine deficiency, Omeprazole 20 mg capsules for preventing gastric acidity and Mefenamic Acid 50 mg tablets for pain relief manufactured in Sri Lanka has been officially released to the market.

These drugs will be released to government hospitals and the private sector and this is a great achievement in the country's pharmaceutical industry, the State Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Corporation said.

Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella says that the plan to produce 40% of the medicines needed in this country is currently being implemented and the target of 20% has been achieved.