National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority

Type: Organization
Name: National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Prices of medicines for heart disease, diabetes reduced

More than 108 anti-diabetic and the cardiovascular drugs and its combinations are now available with revised prices at the retail pharmacies. The prices of the drugs were capped as per the order of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) which ... [Published Asian Age - 6 hours ago]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Health care companies' scrips canter along

Stocks of Indian pharmaceutical companies seem to be in the pink of health, as investor interest in these has been rising on the back of a weakening currency, the expiry of generic-drug patents later this year and a host of US drug regulatory approvals. ... [Published Business Standard India - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

More drugs off price control

The Government has abolished industrial licensing for all bulk drugs, their formulations and their intermediates, except for five bulk drugs reserved for the public sector. The New Drug Policy, which was announced here by the Minister for Chemicals and ... [Published Hindu Business Line - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Indian Medical Device Companies Charge Thrice the Import Price for Stents

A cardiac drug eluting stent. Wikimedia Commons/Frank C. MüllerIn the absence of a regulatory body in India to check if patients are charged appropriate fees for medical devices, several hospitals loot them by charging thrice the import price for the ... [Published International Business Times India - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 2 reports

NPPA directs pharma firms to resolve shortage affecting J

Relief operations in the flood-affected areas of India could be hurt by a nationwide shortage of essential medicines, including malaria drugs and antivenom, Business Standard reported. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has asked pharmaceutical ... [Published FirstWord Pharma - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

NPPA warns of penal action against cos failing to maintain production level of essential drugs

Concerned over the scarcity of certain essential medicines like anti-malarial combination of sulfadoxine + pyrimethamine tablets, rabies vaccine, anti-snake venom, etc in the country, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has warned the ... [Published PharmaBiz - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 2 reports

India: Drug price monitoring cells across states soon

India's National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) is planning to set up its units across the country, reported Business Standard, citing an unnamed official. These cells will be formed in coordination with state governments and work in association ... [Published FirstWord Pharma - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

NPPA to set up price modulating cells within state drug control departments

To strengthen its network and make the monitoring of the drug prices better, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has finally decided to go ahead with its plan to set up price modulating cell in each of the state drug control departments.  ... [Published PharmaBiz - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 2 reports

USIBC Concludes Successful Pharmaceutical Mission to India; Looks Forward to Continued Dialogue and Collaboration with the Government of India

The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) has concluded its Pharmaceutical Executive Mission to Delhi, India. The delegation expressed its commitment to the Indian market, called for further dialogue with the government on issues related to pricing and ... [Published India New England - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

JD(U) took donations from state govt agencies for LS polls: BJP

"The JD(U) took donations from state government agencies to meet the party's expenditure in the general elections," Modi claimed. (Source: PTI)SummaryAsked to corroborate his charge, Modi refused to furnish evidence in this regard.Former deputy chief ... [Published Indian Express - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

USIBC Concludes Successful Pharmaceutical Mission to India; Looks Forward to Continued Dialogue and Collaboration with the Government of India

The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) has concluded its PharmaceuticalExecutive Mission to Delhi, India. The delegation expressed itscommitment to the Indian market, called for further dialogue with thegovernment on issues related to pricing and intellectual ... [Published CEOWorld Magazine - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 3 reports

NPPA grants price exemption for Torrent Pharma's FDC drug

Torrent Pharma has apparently become the first company to receive price exemption for a new drug from National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) under the new drug pricing policy, which came into effect last year, according to a Business Standard. ... [Published Business Standard India - Aug 26 2014]

Quotes

"If the government was serious about doing something, it would have brought in price control as is done in even rich Western countries. The government knows this is happening because they can see the huge difference in cost between the import price and the price at which these devices are being sold to patients even in government hospitals. They just choose to close their eyes to this" he said
...has now instructed BMSICL to procure drugs henceforth from the vendors identified by SHSB on the terms and conditions decided by the corporation. "If SHSB vendors are not ready, the procurement must be done by the vendors identified by BMSICL, but at SHSB rates. If they also refuse, then fresh tender must be floated" the minister said
...We have also checked through our network and found scarcity," an official said, adding that "there could be two reasons for the shortage. One, demand has gone up and, second, supply has reduced. The second reason is more likely." The official noted the government and the regulatory agencies were working to resolve the issue
The official added the government and regulatory agencies were working to resolve the problem continue. "There can be various reasons for shortshort supply. There can be inadequate supply of raw material or viability could also be an issue. But stopping production is not a solution. The companies should bring it to our notice and the government will take steps to ensure continuation of supplies" he said

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MONITORING CELLS OF NPPA [Published PharmaBiz - 5 hours ago]
Prices of medicines for heart disease, diabetes... [Published Asian Age - 6 hours ago]
4th National Health Writers and Editors Convent... [Published Express Pharma - Sep 15 2014]
Health care companies' scrips canter along [Published Business Standard India - Sep 15 2014]
More drugs off price control [Published Hindu Business Line - Sep 15 2014]
Indian Medical Device Companies Charge Thrice t... [Published International Business Times India - Sep 15 2014]
Karnataka pharma cos complies with July 10 orde... [Published PharmaBiz - Sep 15 2014]
Patients pay three times import price for stents [Published Times of India - Sep 14 2014]
No drug buy from firms under scanner [Published Times of India - Sep 13 2014]
NPPA directs pharma firms to resolve shortage a... [Published FirstWord Pharma - Sep 12 2014]
NPPA directs pharma firms to resolve shortage a... [Published Business Standard India - Sep 12 2014]
NPPA warns of penal action against cos failing ... [Published PharmaBiz - Sep 12 2014]
Cipla, Pfizer, Sanofi cut prices of diabetic, c... [Published PharmaBiz - Sep 12 2014]
USIBC Concludes Successful Medical Device Missi... [Published Nurses.com - Sep 10 2014]
Life-saving drug vanishes after govt introduces... [Published Millennium Post - Sep 08 2014]
CITU Seeks Corrective Changes in UPA Govt’s Dru... [Published Peoples Democracy.in - Sep 08 2014]
India: Drug price monitoring cells across state... [Published FirstWord Pharma - Sep 08 2014]
Albumin drug paucity leaves patients in the lurch [Published DNA India - Sep 08 2014]
Drug price monitoring cells across states soon [Published Business Standard India - Sep 07 2014]
Major surgeries go off gear thanks to Albumin s... [Published Pune Mirror - Sep 04 2014]
NPPA to set up price modulating cells within st... [Published PharmaBiz - Sep 04 2014]
USIBC Concludes Successful Pharmaceutical Missi... [Published India New England - Sep 03 2014]
JD(U) took donations from state govt agencies f... [Published Indian Express - Sep 02 2014]
USIBC Returns from Pharmaceutical Mission to India [Published Insurance News Net - Sep 02 2014]
Drug buy: Now, health department panel indicts ... [Published Times of India - Aug 29 2014]
USIBC Concludes Successful Pharmaceutical Missi... [Published NextBillion.net - Aug 28 2014]
Drug price control order vitiates National Phar... [Published MyIris - Aug 28 2014]
USIBC Concludes Successful Pharmaceutical Missi... [Published CEOWorld Magazine - Aug 27 2014]
Making healthcare affordable [Published Livemint.com - Aug 27 2014]
NPPA grants price exemption for Torrent Pharma'... [Published Business Standard India - Aug 26 2014]
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