• More than 50% of all medicines are prescribed, dispensed or sold inappropriately
  • Half of all patients fail to take medicines correctly
  • More than 50% of all countries do not implement basic policies to promote rational use of medicines
  • CDMU - Reaching out to bring essential medicines within reach and making quality healthcare affordable

About CDMU

Essentials Medicines – a right that the global population deserves just like access to food and clean water, to lead a healthy life.
Essential medicines, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) are "those drugs that satisfy the health care needs of the majority of the population; they should therefore be available at all times in adequate amounts and in appropriate dosage forms, at a price the community can afford."

Our Network

CDMU’s member base is broad and ranges from small pharmacies to large institutional organizations...


Irrational or non-rational use is the use of medicines in a way that is not compliant with rational use as defined above. Worldwide more than 50% of all medicines are prescribed, dispensed, or sold inappropriately, while 50% of patients fail to take them correctly. Moreover, about one-third of the world’s population lacks access to essential medicines. Common types of irrational medicine use are...

Lobbying & Advocacy

Healthcare delivery needs of the common people cannot be accomplished totally by the government sector. In West Bengal and Jharkhand...