Fixation of ceiling prices of medicine resulted in public saving of Rs. 11,463

Till June 2018, the Government has fixed the ceiling prices of 851 medicines (including 4 medical devices i.e. Cardiac stents, drug eluting stents, condoms and intra uterine devices) under Revised Schedule - I based on National List of Essential Medicines, 2015

Fixation of ceiling prices of medicine resulted in public saving of Rs. 11,463Minister of State for Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemicals and Fertilisers, Mansukh L. Mandaviya, while giving a written reply to a question on benefits accrued to citizens due to reduction in the prices of essential medicines in recent past, in Lok Sabha today, said that fixation of ceiling prices/MRP of medicines […]

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: ‘To claim higher margin, doctors-hospitals prescribe branded medicine’

Since the analysis done by NPPA is a matter of public concern, it is being up in public domain with the objective of removing information asymmetry between patients and the hospitals and for the greater transparency in healthcare system m in public interest

NPPA: ‘To claim higher margin, doctors-hospitals prescribe branded medicine’On Tuesday evening, the National Pharmacists Pricing Authority (NPPA) tweeted, ‘NPPA uploads analysis of bills of some hospitals based on complaints of overcharging.’ On seeing the upload, a list of medicines, their actual price as well as the profit margin was unveiled. “It is amply clear that for claiming higher margins, doctors and hospitals preferred […]

NPPA caps the ceiling prices of coronary stents

Today, a key decision over the pricing was taken, as the National Pharma Pricing Authority (NPPA) held a meeting with medical device manufacturers and other stakeholders. Now, the bare metal stents will cost 1 for Rs 7,660 and Drug Eluting Stents including Metallic DES and Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS)/ Biodegradable stents 1 for Rs 27,890. The revised prices will be applicable from tomorrow

NPPA caps the ceiling prices of coronary stentsIn an attempt to further make interventional cardiac procedures affordable, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) is all set to cap the prices of other consumables used in angioplasty procedures in India. The NPPA on February 12, 2018 uploaded a circular saying they had recently conducted a trade margin analysis of the Cardiac Guidewire /Balloon Catherter and […]

Soon: 12 more medical devices to be capped?

Soon, The cost of medical equipment for heart, cancer and eye surgery will be reduced. To enable the patients to procure medical devices at an affordable rate, the state has demanded the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) to include these in the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM). The NPPA is positively thinking on the government's demand, informed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials

Soon: 12 more medical devices to be capped?  Since, these medical devices are being sold at an extra rate without MRP, patients are subjected to additional financial burden. Owing to which, Girish Bapat, Cabinet Minister for Food and Drugs Administration and Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education has put forth their demand to the centre. On January 20, a meeting was conducted between the […]

After knee implants, NPPA caps prices various Schedule I medicines

Fixing prices of various drugs on an accord will be beneficial for the consumers as it not only means uniformity of prices but also a lesser chance to looting consumers. Some of the medicines, in the list, whose prices have been capped are Oxaliplatin, Japenese encephalitis vaccine, measles rubella vaccine and Surfactant

After knee implants, NPPA caps prices various Schedule I medicinesOn Thursday, the National Pharmacists Pricing Authority (NPPA) tweeted about their decision to fix the soaring prices or new drug prices of 51 formulations that are a part of the Schedule I drugs.  This comes after the NPPA recently capped the prices for knee implants and replacement surgery in order to make the treatment available […]

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. […]