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  • 50% costlier now: NPPA approves price rise for Carbamazepine, Ranitidine, Ibuprofen Jul 02, 2021 11:00 AM IST

    50% costlier now: NPPA approves price rise for Carbamazepine, Ranitidine, Ibuprofen

    The drug price regulation authority said that the "one-time price increase" of 50 percent is an "exceptional measure."

  • NPPA asks drug firms to cut prices in wake of GST rate reduction Jun 16, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    NPPA asks drug firms to cut prices in wake of GST rate reduction

    The NPPA is mandated to fix and revise the prices of controlled bulk drugs and formulations, and to enforce prices and availability of the medicines in the country.

  • COVID-19 update | Health Ministry allocates Remdesivir supply to 19 states, UTs; production to be ramped up Apr 21, 2021 10:59 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Health Ministry allocates Remdesivir supply to 19 states, UTs; production to be ramped up

    The production capacity of domestic Remdesivir manufacturers has been ramped up keeping in mind the sudden surge in demand in the country.

  • Prices of N-95 masks down by up to 47% after NPPA advisory May 25, 2020 09:50 PM IST

    Prices of N-95 masks down by up to 47% after NPPA advisory

    N-95 masks were earlier being sold in the market for Rs 150 to 300 per unit and after the advisory by the the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), prices have been cut.

  • Exclusive | COVID-19: NPPA seeks urgent supply details on gloves, PPEs, kits, and ventilators as hoarding fears rise Apr 01, 2020 06:22 PM IST

    Exclusive | COVID-19: NPPA seeks urgent supply details on gloves, PPEs, kits, and ventilators as hoarding fears rise

    The drug regulator has also sought details of stock in hand of these items at the retail level –pharmacies, drug and chemist stores, amid fears of hoarding by retailers, producers and even wealthy individuals.

  • COVID-19: NPPA asks manufacturers to provide details about stock availability of key HIV, malaria drugs Mar 27, 2020 10:26 PM IST

    COVID-19: NPPA asks manufacturers to provide details about stock availability of key HIV, malaria drugs

    The government on Wednesday had banned export of anti-malarial drug hydroxycloroquine, with immediate effect to ensure sufficient availability of the medicine in the domestic market.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | NPPA asks state regulators to ensure masks, sanitisers not sold above MRP Mar 13, 2020 05:22 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | NPPA asks state regulators to ensure masks, sanitisers not sold above MRP

    NPPA Chairman Shubhra Singh on March 12 met representatives of pharmaceutical industry associations on the issue of availability of critical active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

  • Drug price increase: Who gains big, what it means for the industry Dec 18, 2019 11:02 AM IST

    Drug price increase: Who gains big, what it means for the industry

  • Govt initiates new process to identify essential medicines Jul 24, 2019 09:42 AM IST

    Govt initiates new process to identify essential medicines

  • Government may list 'essential medical devices', cap trade margin in 30-50% range Jul 22, 2019 01:43 PM IST

    Government may list 'essential medical devices', cap trade margin in 30-50% range

    The Indian Council of Medical Research may finalise the list after meeting stakeholders on July 26.

  • Govt cuts prices of 9 anti-cancer drugs by curbing trade margins May 20, 2019 12:05 PM IST

    Govt cuts prices of 9 anti-cancer drugs by curbing trade margins

    This was the second time the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has capped trade margins on anti-cancer drugs

  • NPPA fixes ceiling price of 92 drug formulations Aug 16, 2018 03:52 PM IST

    NPPA fixes ceiling price of 92 drug formulations

    The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) said while the retail price of 72 scheduled formulations has been fixed, that of 9 has been revised.

  • Download now! This app by NPPA helps you check approved prices of medicines Jun 30, 2018 12:07 PM IST

    Download now! This app by NPPA helps you check approved prices of medicines

    NPPA will initiate action on any complaint within 48 hrs of its receipt

  • Pharma Weekly: Martin Shkreli goes to jail but his career holds lessons for India Mar 10, 2018 06:36 PM IST

    Pharma Weekly: Martin Shkreli goes to jail but his career holds lessons for India

    Inflated margins and price gouging are quite prevalent in Indian private healthcare market.

  • Last chance for medical devices firms to submit price data: NPPA Mar 04, 2018 11:42 AM IST

    Last chance for medical devices firms to submit price data: NPPA

    This is in order to monitor the price movement of 19 medical devices out of 23 medical devices notified as drugs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Acts, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) said in a memorandum.

  • Private hospitals in Delhi and NCR made up to 1700% profits on drugs, diagnostics: NPPA Feb 21, 2018 12:11 PM IST

    Private hospitals in Delhi and NCR made up to 1700% profits on drugs, diagnostics: NPPA

    The NPPA said four hospitals in Delhi and NCR have been overpricing diagnostics, consumables and devices.

  • Margins on drugs as high as 1,192% in 4 pvt hospitals: NPPA Feb 20, 2018 07:23 PM IST

    Margins on drugs as high as 1,192% in 4 pvt hospitals: NPPA

    The margin on procurement price of the drug used in emergency cases for treatment of potentially life-threatening low blood pressure was 1,192 percent.

  • India cuts stent prices by more than 7% Feb 13, 2018 08:48 AM IST

    India cuts stent prices by more than 7%

    Prices of Drug Releasing Stents -- small wire-mesh structures used to treat blocked arteries -- have been slashed to 27,890 rupees ($433.82), from 30,180 rupees, the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority of India said in a statement.

  • NPPA fixes retail price of 5 formulations Jan 23, 2018 09:59 PM IST

    NPPA fixes retail price of 5 formulations

    The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has also revised the ceiling price of Metronidazole injection used for the treatment of the bacterial infections.

  • NPPA caps prices of 51 essential formulations Nov 24, 2017 02:37 PM IST

    NPPA caps prices of 51 essential formulations

    In separate notifications, the drug price regulator said it has notified ceiling prices of 13 formulations, while revising the same for 15 formulations.

  • Abbott gets nod to withdraw Xience Alpine stent from India Sep 26, 2017 03:12 PM IST

    Abbott gets nod to withdraw Xience Alpine stent from India

    The company had earlier this month approached the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) to discontinue Xience Alpine stent following capping of prices of medical devices by the drug price regulator.

  • NPPA allows Abbott to withdraw its bioresorbable stents citing safety concerns Sep 22, 2017 11:11 AM IST

    NPPA allows Abbott to withdraw its bioresorbable stents citing safety concerns

    The move comes almost a month after Abbott announced that it has halted sales of the next-generation dissolvable stents due to low commercial sales of the product.

  • What changed for the market while you were sleeping? 15 things you should know Sep 21, 2017 07:29 AM IST

    What changed for the market while you were sleeping? 15 things you should know

    A look at top cues from the domestic and international markets that could have a bearing on D-Street today.

  • NPPA's prescription: Self-regulate or be regulated Sep 18, 2017 09:57 PM IST

    NPPA's prescription: Self-regulate or be regulated

    India's drug pricing regulator has not been pulling its punches with the medical devices industry, be it with price controls on knee implants or coronary stents. Now, it is ready to kick this battle up a notch.

  • 40 hospitals to face NPPA action for not displaying price of knee implants on website Aug 25, 2017 08:02 PM IST

    40 hospitals to face NPPA action for not displaying price of knee implants on website

    Hospitals that have been named in the list include Rockland Hospital (Delhi), Moolchand Medcity (Delhi), Apex Multi Speciality Hospital (Varanasi & Mumbai), Vijaya Hospitals (Chennai) and Sahara Hospital (Lucknow).

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