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Sep 27, 2016
Consumers save Rs 2,288 cr after govt reduced ceiling prices of 464 drugsCeiling prices of 464 formulations have been fixed by the government after the announcement of NLEM, 2015 and revised Schedule-I
Sep 16, 2016
Govt cuts prices of 10 drugs by up to 23.3%, brings 8 more under controlMedicines like paracetamol and antibiotics like cefadroxil and cefazolin have been brought under the price control ambit for the first time
Feb 04, 2016
World Cancer Day: Compulsory licensing of key drugs only way for India to fight this grave threatAbout four years ago, cancer usually meant a slow death, coupled with a vain fight, for the common man. It was largely because of the exorbitant costs of medicines.
Jul 15, 2015
SC terms drugs policy 'unreasonable', asks Centre to re-lookThe court was hearing a PIL filed by NGO All India Drug Action Network alleging that the MBP was never used for any price regulatory purposes and this was making medicines costlier.
Apr 07, 2015
CCEA clears Glenmark, Aurobindo foreign funding proposals worth Rs 4,187 crThe decision was taken by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Dec 19, 2014
Govt forms committee for revising List of Essential MedicinesThe report of the committee is yet to be submitted, State Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Hans Raj Gangaram Ahir informed Parliament.
Oct 27, 2014
De-controlling drug prices: SC refuses to interfere in Centre's decisionThe Supreme Court today refused to interfere with the Centre's decision to de-control prices of 108 cardiac and diabetes drugs saying the issue can be raised before the competent authority through representation.
Jul 18, 2014
Prices of 440 essential drugs cut last month: GovtThere are 680 formulations under the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM). Of these, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has fixed ceiling prices in respect of 440 medicines as on June 30