Cardiologists welcome NPPA price cap on stents, say it’s good for patients

On February 14, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) fixed ceiling price of stents for betterment of patients. This decision led to issues like shortage of stents and questions were also raised on quality of stents

Cardiologists welcome NPPA price cap on stents, say it’s good for patientsOn February 14, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) fixed ceiling price of stents for betterment of patients. This decision led to issues like shortage of stents and questions were also raised on quality of stents. But, many experts and cardiologists have now accepted that this decision will eventually benefit the patients. “I think it’s a […]

Drug companies assure NPPA of uninterrupted supplies of stents

After NPPA reduced the price of stents, there was a sudden shortage of stents in the market reportedly artificially created by manufacturers

Drug companies assure NPPA of uninterrupted supplies of stentsDrug companies have assured Secretary Pharma & Chairman National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) of India that they will ensure uninterrupted supplies and will not withdraw any brand. The NPPA on Monday announced cut prices of life—saving coronary stents by up to 85 per cent by capping them at Rs 7,260 for bare metal ones and Rs 29,600 […]

Hospitals forced to stop angioplasties as stents disappear from market despite warning

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on Monday announced cut prices of life—saving coronary stents by up to 85 per cent. After this manufacturers removed high-end stents from the market

Hospitals forced to stop angioplasties as stents disappear from market despite warningElective angioplasties in the city take a hit even after the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) issues notification asking the cardiac stent manufacturers to ensure that adequate stocks are maintained to avoid shortage of such coronary stents. The NPPA on Monday announced cut prices of life—saving coronary stents by up to 85 per cent by capping them […]

NPPA’s fresh notification warns manufacturers against creating artificial shortage of stents

Doctors said while NPPA’s decision is a welcome move, it is regressive in nature as it will deter manufacturers from introducing innovative stent technologies in India

NPPA’s fresh notification warns manufacturers against creating artificial shortage of stentsAfter fixing a ceiling price on cardiac stents, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) issued a new order asking the manufacturers to deter from creating artificial shortage of stents in the market. It said those manufacturers recalling / re-labelling / re-sticking on containers / packs of released stocks of cardiac stents in market prior to NPPA’s […]

Cardiologists fear shortage of stents after NPPA introduces price ceiling

As per NPPA’s decision, maximum retail price of bare metal stents (BMS) and drug eluting stents (DES) will be Rs7,623 and Rs31,080, respectively, inclusive of VAT and other local taxes

Cardiologists fear shortage of stents after NPPA introduces price ceilingA day after National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) fixed ceiling price of stents, fear of severe scarcity of stents worries cardiologists as leading stent manufacturers withdraw stents in name of relabeling products. NPPA on Monday announced price-cuts of life-saving coronary stents by up to 85% by capping them at Rs7,260 for bare metal ones and […]

Centre to disband NPPA, may take control of setting prices for essential medicines

Centre to disband NPPA, may take control of setting prices for essential medicinesIn a major overhaul of the country’s drug policy, the government is likely to soon disband the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) in its present form and assume the power to set prices of essential medicines, as it seeks to address concerns that excessive controls were stifling innovation and competitiveness of the sector. The revamped […]