Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicNPPA

Topic: NPPA

Modi govt caps trade margin of oxygen concentrators at 70%

Manufacturers and importers have been asked to report revised MRP within three days. Currently, the margin on oxygen concentrators at the distributor level ranges up to 198%.

‘Prescription audit’ soon to assess use of drug cocktails in India and check over-medication

Drug price regulator's decision comes amid increase in approvals to fixed dose combination medicines or drug cocktails that it says could pose health hazard.

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.

Drug price watchdog plans to raise ‘public health’ concerns over cocktail drugs before govt

An increasing number of fixed dose combination drugs is not desirable in the overall public interest and welfare, says the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority.

Drug price regulator NPPA worried about drug cocktails, flags ‘over-medication, profiteering’

The NPPA observations came this week as it took up applications to fix the prices of 34 new drugs, most of which were fixed-dose combination medicines or drug cocktails.

Drug pricing regulator NPPA caps price of liquid medical oxygen, cylinders for 6 months

Covid-19 has increased demand for medical oxygen by almost four times from 750 MT per day to around 2,800 MT per day, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers said.

Watchdog on pharma ethics violations says it has no such power in RTI reply, takes U-turn later

NPPA has been seeking reports from industry bodies on complaints regarding violations of the self-regulatory mechanism meant to discourage pharma malpractices. But it said in reply to an RTI query that this isn't part of its mandate. 

Modi govt to form standing committee to prevent drugmakers from evading price control

Representatives from NPPA, CDSCO and DGHS to be part of the standing committee, which will have mandate to approve the drug discontinuation applications.

Prices of some medicines could go up as cost of Chinese bulk drugs import surges

Drug makers have reached out to Modi govt with a proposal to bring a law under which price hikes could be made possible due to unforeseen factors.

Modi govt allows 15-20% price hike in medicines that have ‘innovations’

Govt to allow pharma firms to increase price of drugs that are re-launched with “innovations” such as reduced side effects, or user-friendly administration techniques like skin patches.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.