Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicDrug price regulator

Topic: drug price regulator

Prices for pulse oximeter, digital thermometer, 3 other medical devices get cheaper by upto 88%

Drug price regulator NPPA capped trade margins for 5 medical devices, including blood pressure monitoring machine, nebulizer and glucometer, resulting in a downward revision of prices from 20 July.

Cipla, Sun Pharma, Lupin on drug price watchdog’s new list of firms ‘overcharging consumers’

NPPA has issued a list of  ‘overcharging cases’ under litigation, which includes matters dating back to 1997 & those where firms have moved court against the allegations.

Mankind Pharma, Intas found selling diabetes drug ‘without nod’, to get show cause notice

Delhi-based Mankind Pharma & Gujarat's Intas Pharmaceuticals sold a Type 2 diabetes drug without seeking price approval from National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority.

Paradise Papers: Fortis Chairman under drug price regulator’s scanner for Singapore stents

NPPA takes cognisance of ‘leaked’ documents saying Dr Ashok Seth bought shares from a Singapore company that supplied stents to the hospital chain. 

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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