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The tightrope walk of India's drug-price regulator

Is taking on the pharma and healthcare lobby injurious to the NPPA boss?
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15 Apr 2018 4 Mins Read 0 comment
The genesis: The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) was set up to implement the 1995 Drug Price Control Order (DPCO) and monitor overcharging of drugs and medical devices When: August 29, 1997 Total number of chairmen: 11 What the chairman has to deliver: Implement and enforce the provisions of the DPCO Render
drugs Jan 22, 2018: NPPA chairman warns that drug pricing would get more stringent Feb 12, 2018: NPPA adjusts stent prices; refuses new category forinnovative stents against industry will Feb 21, 2018: NPPA allows stent manufacturers to exit market Mar 1, 2018 Transferred from NPPA Image source: http://www.1ohww.org/india-largest-consumer-antibiotics-world/
The genesis: The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) was set up to implement the 1995 Drug Price Control Order (DPCO) and monitor overcharging of drugs and medical devices When: August 29, 1997 Total number of chairmen: 11 What the chairman has to deliver: Implement and enforce the provisions of the DPCO Render drugs Jan 22, 2018: NPPA chairman warns that drug pricing would get more stringent Feb 12, 2018: NPPA adjusts stent prices; refuses new category forinnovative stents against industry will Feb 21, 2018: NPPA allows stent manufacturers to exit market Mar 1, 2018 Transferred from NPPA Image source: http://www.1ohww.org/india-largest-consumer-antibiotics-world/

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