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Table 4 Number of drugs in the national list of essential medicines, by 17 groups

From: Financial risk protection of Thailand’s universal health coverage: results from series of national household surveys between 1996 and 2015

Group no. Category No. of drugs
1 Gastrointestinal 39
2 Cardiovascular 72
3 Respiratory 30
4 Central nervous systems 102
5 Infections 133
6 Endocrine systems 43
7 Obstetrics, gynaecology and urinary-tract disorders 22
8 Malignant diseases and immuno-suppression 56
9 Nutrition and blood 93
10 Musculoskeletal and joint diseases 24
11 Eye 41
12 Ears, nose, oropharynx and oral cavity 42
13 Skin 47
14 Immunological products and vaccines 24
15 Anaesthesia 31
16 Antidotes 33
17 Contrast media and radiopharmaceuticals 17
Total 849
  1. Source: Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Thailand [24]