Articles about National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority

Government mulls new price index to regulate prices of drugs

03 Jun 2018

Government mulls new price index to regulate prices of drugs

The government is considering a new method to regulate prices of all medicines sold in India. Currently, only about 17% of the market and 24% of medicines sold in the country is under direct government control.

#WhatTheHealth: Fortis overcharged 7-year-old parents; earned up to 1700%-profit

16 Dec 2017

#WhatTheHealth: Fortis overcharged 7-year-old parents; earned up to 1700%-profit

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority's probe into the death of 7-year-old dengue patient, Adya Singh at Gurugram's Fortis Memorial Research Institute revealed her parents were "grossly overcharged".

Encouraging generic medicines, capping margins: Government's proposals in pharmaceutics

18 Aug 2017

Encouraging generic medicines, capping margins: Government's proposals in pharmaceutics

After capping prices of stents and knee implants, the government is now planning to restrict trade margins to make drugs cheaper and boost the local industry.

Government cuts prices of knee implants by up to 70%

17 Aug 2017

Government cuts prices of knee implants by up to 70%

The government has slashed prices of knee implants by up to 70%. Price of the widely-used cobalt chromium has come down from Rs. 1,58,324 to Rs. 54,720.

After stents, it's knee implants on NPPA's mission list

10 Aug 2017

After stents, it's knee implants on NPPA's mission list

To make knee implants cheaper, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) is now looking at possible capping of prices.

Massive scam: Despite major looting, stent industry members escape action

26 Jun 2017

Massive scam: Despite major looting, stent industry members escape action

Even after regulation of stents' prices exposed a nexus between industry players (hospitals and sellers) in overcharging people, no action has been taken against anyone.

Mumbai- No more overpaying for 31 common medicines

26 May 2017

Mumbai- No more overpaying for 31 common medicines

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) put a price cap on 31 common drugs like glucose, morphine, paracetamol, ibuprofen and snake venom antiserum.

Massive Stents scam- Indians looted of crores!

15 May 2017

Massive Stents scam- Indians looted of crores!

Even as stent manufacturers claim huge losses due to recent price controls, shocking statistics tell another tale: apparently, stents in India were among the most expensive, more than US, UK, Germany and Italy.

E-portal to soon regulate sale of drugs

20 Mar 2017

E-portal to soon regulate sale of drugs

The health ministry has proposed setting up of an e-portal to regulate the sale of drugs, which aims to make the whole process more transparent.

Prices of cancer drugs cut by up to 86%

07 Mar 2017

Prices of cancer drugs cut by up to 86%

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has slashed prices of some cancer drugs by upto 86%.

Cancer, diabetes drugs down by 35%

12 Nov 2016

Cancer, diabetes drugs down by 35%

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) the drug price regulator in India slashed prices of drugs used to treat diabetes, cancer, asthma and other common ailments.

Supreme Court allows Centre to cap drug prices

22 Oct 2016

Supreme Court allows Centre to cap drug prices

The SC ruled on multiple central government notifications that were issued to cap retail prices of drug formulations.