The All-India Chemists and Distributors’ Federation has expressed displeasure at the method proposed by the Group of Ministers to fix the cost of 348 drugs that have recently been brought under the National List of Essential Medicines.

AICDF president Kailash Gupta said: “The method recommended by the GOM in fixing the cost of these medicines is based on the average of market price of best selling brands which we feel is totally wrong.’’