Drug Prices

  • Government mulls bringing cancer, AIDS drugs under price control May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Drug prices regulator NPPA is looking at bringing medicines used for treating diseases such as cancer, AIDS and malaria under the price control mechanism. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority met recently to consider ways of bringing medicines, which are not covered by the list of essential drugs, under...
  • Drug prices to be slashed as pricing policy comes into effect May 17, 2013

    From July, more than 300 essential medicines will cost 20 to 25 per cent less, as the new national pricing policy comes into effect. How will this affect us and why are some calling it an eyewash? ...
  • Life-saving drugs to get cheaper by up to 80 per cent May 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Prices of 348 medicines, including life-saving drugs, will be cheaper soon by up to 80 per cent as the new Drug Price Control Order has come into effect. Industry experts said the implementation of the new drug policy will lead to slashing of prices of many anti-cancer and...
  • SC slams govt for not controlling prices of essential drugs October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday slammed the government for being 'non-committal' on including essential drugs within the ambit of its price control measures. According to the apex court, the government has not taken any steps in checking the pricing of drugs in the country. Earlier, the court had...