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Vishal Chavan

Vishal Chavan

Asked on 23 January, 2019

What is the trade margin for schedule drugs?

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The government caps trade margin for schedule drugs at 8% for wholesalers and 16% for retailers.

Angel Chatterjee

Angel Chatterjee

Asked on 23 January, 2019

What is the proposed trade margin for cancer, rare disease drugs?

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The Centre is hoping to bring cancer and rare disease drugs under price regulation. It could cap the trade margin at 25-30%.

Hansika Bose

Hansika Bose

Asked on 23 January, 2019

Which law will Centre have to revoke to make these changes?

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The Centre plans to use Para 19 of the Drugs Price Control Order (DPCO) which allows fixing trade margin for the public interest.

Aradhya Singhal

Aradhya Singhal

Asked on 23 January, 2019

When can we expect an order?

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The health ministry has submitted a list of drugs to the PMO. An order can be expected soon.

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