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Joe C Mathew
New Delhi, Edition:November 19, 2017
The Centre's recent clarification that it has no plans to reduce the prices of essential drugs is welcome news to the pharmaceutical industry.
E Kumar Sharma
New Delhi, August 28, 2017
The most striking thing about the policy draft is, that it has good policy goals but gives little thought on the road map and challenges in meeting them.
Anand Kumar Patel
July 14, 2017
For instance, Emcure Pharmaceuticals was offering its drug Temcure 250 mg to an Amritsar-based cancer hospital at just Rs 1,950 while  patients have to pay about nine times more at  Rs 18,647.
PTI
New Delhi, June 13, 2017
The government has fixed GST rate of 12 per cent on most of the essential drugs as against the current tax incidence of around 9 per cent.
By E Kumar Sharma
Delhi, Edition:December 4, 2016

Any change in the drug price control regime purely for ease of doing business can have serious ramifications.

PTI
August 29, 2016
Drugs Prices Control Order will be amended in the next 15 days to enable the regulator NPPA to fix prices of about 350 medicines whose market data is not available, Union Minister Ananth Kumar said on Monday.
PTI
New Delhi, August 19, 2016
"NPPA has fixed/revised ceiling prices of 22 scheduled formulations of Schedule-I under Drugs (Price Control) Amendment Order, 2016 and retail price of 13 formulations under DPCO, 2013," the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) said in a statement.
PTI
New Delhi, August 1, 2016
"National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has fixed/revised ceiling prices of 24 scheduled formulations of schedule-I under Drugs (Price Control) Amendment Order, 2016," the drug pricing regulator said in a order on its website.
PTI
New Delhi, June 6, 2016
Prices of 56 important medicines 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 per cent.
Reuters
April 1, 2016
Shortages of essential drugs, mostly generic medicines whose patents have long expired, are becoming increasing frequent globally, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to suggest minimum prices may be needed to keep some products on the market.
Mail Today Bureau
New Delhi, April 1, 2016
As many as 103 drug formulation packs, including those used for treating bacterial infections, diabetes, high blood pressure, tuberculosis, epilepsy, Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS, have become cheaper.
By K. Srinath Reddy
Delhi, Edition:January 17, 2016

K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India, looks at the way ahead for universal health insurance in India.

PTI
New Delhi, August 27, 2015
In a statement, drug pricing regulator National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) said, "It has fixed/revised the prices in respect of 39 formulation packs ... and one corrigendum ... related to the ceiling price fixation of Paclitaxel injection."
E Kumar Sharma
June 29, 2015
Over the years, policy formulators within the government seem to have figured out the ailments affecting the Indian pharma industry and at regular intervals, have responded with antidotes.
E. Kumar Sharma
May 28, 2015
While the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech this year said he proposed "to work towards creating a universal social security system for all Indians", the fact remains that India still continues to lag peers on healthcare.
PTI
New Delhi, April 8, 2015
The government has allowed pharmaceutical companies to hike rates of 509 essential medicines used for treating various ailments like diabetes, hepatitis and cancer by 3.84 per cent with effect from April 1.
Zeba Siddiqui
Mumbai, April 2, 2015
The drugs likely to be included in the list of nearly 400 essential drugs are part of the government's HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis control programmes.
E Kumar Sharma
March 30, 2015
Union Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilisers Hansraj Gangaram Ahir has announced a Rs 900-crore revival package for IDPL, which has almost come to a standstill in terms of operations.
PTI
New Delhi, March 19, 2015
The government has exempted drugs and pharmaceuticals from the the levy of Education Cess and Secondary and Higher Education Cess, resulting into reduction of excise duty from 6.18 per cent to 6 per cent.
PTI
New Delhi, March 3, 2015
Out of 509 drugs, above 40 per cent price reduction has happened in the case of 127 essential medicines, while prices of 34 drugs has come down in the range of 35-40 per cent,
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