NPPA recovers Rs 827 crore from pharma companies

Since inception of NPPA till February 2018, 1,763 demand notices (including suo-moto deposits) have been issued to pharmaceutical companies for their having overcharged patients on the sale of formulations at prices above the ceiling price notified by NPPA

NPPA recovers Rs 827 crore from pharma companiesThe National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) monitors the prices of scheduled and non-scheduled formulations on regular basis. It also keeps a check on pharmaceutical companies who overcharge consumers. When such instances occur the NPPA issues notices to the companies responsible for overcharging Recently information was divulged in the Lok Sabha, about pharmaceutical companies overcharging consumers […]

Supreme Court: Medical treatment ‘too expensive,’ Govt has to ‘do something’

The top court’s remark came as it asked the Centre whether any study has been conducted on the effects of air pollution on the health of people and the amounts spent on medical treatment of such ailments

Supreme Court: Medical treatment ‘too expensive,’ Govt has to ‘do something’The Supreme Court of India has taken notice of the spiralling cost of medical treatment in India. It directed the government to ‘do something’ as the common man is unable to get the required treatment owing to the ‘huge cost’ These remarks hold major significance as they come on the lines of National Pharmaceutical Pricing […]

NPPA’s move on fixing price of knee implants lauded by experts

The cap on ceiling prices of orthopaedic knee implants for knee replacement surgery means that all manufacturers will have to comply and implement the ceiling prices for the knee replacement as well the revision surgery, a move welcomed by doctors across the country

NPPA’s move on fixing price of knee implants lauded by expertsWith the government introducing a new move to make healthcare affordable and maintaining transparency in the cost of the medical equipment and implants by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) was welcomed by doctors across the country. The much appreciated move was announced by NPPA in regards to putting a cap on the ceiling prices […]

NPPA fixes the ceiling prices of knee implants

After the impending debate about the fixing of prices for the knee replacement surgery, the NPPA on Wednesday has announced capping of ceiling prices of orthopaedic knee implants for knee replacement surgery to maintain transparency

NPPA fixes the ceiling prices of knee implants  In order to make healthcare affordable and maintain transparency in the cost of the medical equipment and implants, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on Wednesday announced capping on ceiling prices of orthopaedic knee implants for knee replacement surgery. As per the notification, the primary knee replacement system will cost between Rs 4,090 to Rs 38, […]

Govt to cap hip and knee replacement implants?

The NPPA has released a circular regarding the cost of making manufacturing and selling cost of knee and hip replacement implants. It has asked the concerned stakeholders to reply within a week’s time

Govt to cap hip and knee replacement implants?To maintain transparency in the cost of medical equipment and implants, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has uploaded a circular on its website which gives details about the minimum and maximum cost of knee and hip replacement implants. The circular includes details such as the margin of the importer, margin of distributor and hospital. […]

To make medicines affordable, Centre set-up panel to revisit pharma pricing policy

The committee will review and suggest major improvements in the Drug (Prices Control) Order, 2013, (DPCO, 2013). This step has been taken to provide affordable medicines by taking measures for pricing policy

To make medicines affordable, Centre set-up panel to revisit pharma pricing policy“I have been buying medicines for my mother’s diabetes and hypertension treatment since 15 years. I am a labourer and the expenses have made a big hole in my pocket. Every month, I have to spend around Rs1,000, whereas my total income is Rs7,000. I need to look after other expenses also,” said 35-year -old, […]