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The difficulty of being RK Vats

Can the regulated also be the regulator? That’s only one of the posers the new chief of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has to answer.
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2 May 2018 7 Mins Read 0 comment
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In the ongoing skirmish between India’s drug and device manufacturers and price regulator, the latter has a new commander: Rakesh Kumar Vats, who was handed the additional charge of the chairman of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) in April. Vats takes over at a particularly tense time — the industry was at loggerheads with his predecessor Bhupendra Singh,
condoms (manufactured by HLL Lifecare) listed on 1mg.com as on May 1, 2018 An NPPA expert panel has since recommended creating a new category for ‘exotic’ condoms that have additional features compared with ‘utility’ condoms. But according to reports, the industry isn’t thrilled and wants price caps on exotic condoms to go altogether. Will they have the business leader-turned-regulator’s sympathy?
In the ongoing skirmish between India’s drug and device manufacturers and price regulator, the latter has a new commander: Rakesh Kumar Vats, who was handed the additional charge of the chairman of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) in April. Vats takes over at a particularly tense time — the industry was at loggerheads with his predecessor Bhupendra Singh, condoms (manufactured by HLL Lifecare) listed on 1mg.com as on May 1, 2018 An NPPA expert panel has since recommended creating a new category for ‘exotic’ condoms that have additional features compared with ‘utility’ condoms. But according to reports, the industry isn’t thrilled and wants price caps on exotic condoms to go altogether. Will they have the business leader-turned-regulator’s sympathy?

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