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Stent prices under the cosh again, but who will bell the real cat?

The decision is a blow for stent makers, who have been clamouring for higher prices and a system to rationalise margins instead of blanket price caps.
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23 Mar 2018 4 Mins Read 0 comment
India’s drugs and devices pricing regulator, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), has ordered another cut in the price cap of the widely used drug-eluting stents – the small wire meshes used to clear choked arteries – to Rs 27,890 from Rs 29,600. The decision is a blow for stent makers, who have been clamouring for higher prices and
basis of its free-sale certificate in Germany and the Netherlands. Domestic and global device makers have cried foul against Chinese aggression. Where does all this leave the patient? At the moment, it seems they are stuck with the familiar conundrum: Go to a government hospital for affordable treatment, or be ready to shell out more for better, private care
India’s drugs and devices pricing regulator, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), has ordered another cut in the price cap of the widely used drug-eluting stents – the small wire meshes used to clear choked arteries – to Rs 27,890 from Rs 29,600. The decision is a blow for stent makers, who have been clamouring for higher prices and basis of its free-sale certificate in Germany and the Netherlands. Domestic and global device makers have cried foul against Chinese aggression. Where does all this leave the patient? At the moment, it seems they are stuck with the familiar conundrum: Go to a government hospital for affordable treatment, or be ready to shell out more for better, private care

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