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Nov 24, 2017
Drug price regulator caps prices of 51 essential formulations used for cancer, heart, skin treatmentNPPA fixes ceiling price of essential medicines of Schedule I under the Drugs (Prices Control) Order (DPCO) 2013
Oct 17, 2017
Donald Trump promises to reduce cost of prescription drugs in US, move may impact IndiaUS president Donald Trump has promised to bring the cost of prescription drugs way down and let other countries pay more for these medicines in a new policy.
Sep 27, 2017
Abbott's decision to pull out Xience Alpine stent won't impact Indian patients, claim health activistsAbbott recently got the approval to withdraw Xience Alpine stent from India by the NPPA, however, health activists believe the move would benefit Indian high-end medical device makers
Aug 16, 2017
Knee implants price capped; saving to patients Rs 1,500 cr, says govtNPPA has capped the price of widely used Cromium Cobalt knee implants at Rs 54,720 from earlier Rs 1.58-Rs 2.5 lakh
May 21, 2017
Cardiac stents row: ESIC told to reveal patients referred to private hospitals after RTI applicant alleges corruptionTaking a serious view of private hospitals "fleecing" patients for cardiac stents, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESCI) to disclose the number of patients referred by it to private hospitals for the implants and the prices paid to those hospitals.
May 06, 2017
Nepal cashes on as India's price cap send stents disappearing from countryThe NPAA is convinced that hospitals make the highest profit on stents and — therefore — avoid audits to curb inappropriate use.
Feb 14, 2017
Govt cuts coronary stent prices by 85 percent in major relief to cardiac patientsIn a major relief to lakhs of cardiac patients, the government on Tuesday cut prices of life-saving coronary stents by up to 85 percent by capping them at Rs 7,260 for bare metal ones and Rs 29,600 for drug eluting variety.
Jun 06, 2016
Prices of cancer, diabetes, blood pressure drugs slashed by 25%Prices of 56 important drugs used in treatment of cancer, diabetes, bacterial infections and blood pressure have been capped by the government thereby reducing the cost by an average of around 25 percent.
Apr 08, 2015
Centre allows pharmas to raise price of 509 drugs; cancer medicines, condoms to cost moreThe 509 medicines which have become costlier include Alpha Interferon injection used to treat hepatitis B and C as well as certain types of cancer, carboplatin injection used for cancer treatment, fluconazole capsules indicated for fungal infections, among others.
Nov 28, 2014
Centre counters opposition, says no increase in prices of essential medicinesPrices of 44 drugs and 108 formulations have actually come down during the period, Chemicals and Fertiliser Minister Ananth Kumar said in Rajya Sabha.