The drug pricing body seeks to hold drug companies and medicine retail outlets more accountable to patients through its new app, according to NPPA chairman, Bhupendra Singh.
The body seeks to hold drug companies and medicine retail outlets more accountable to patients through its app, according to NPPA chairman, Bhupendra Singh.
MSF filed declarations at the Delhi patent office to point out that Pfizer's 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) was obvious and predictable.
The sub-committee has defined terms related to online medicine retail, including e-prescriptions, online pharmacies, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.
The process may require the drug pricing watchdog to look at a set of separate parameters for these devices as compared to that for drugs.
The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority—India's drug pricing watchdog—is expected to notify the new reset price for these stents.
The number of stent procedures in India trebled over the last five years, according to the National Interventional Council (NIC) registry 2015.
The drug pricing watchdog's revision is unwarranted as the government is only supposed to take such action every five years, Dr Reddy’s counsel argued.
Roche did not comment on the development, stating that the matter was sub judice. Biocon did not respond to ET's queries.
Importantly, the rules also define and regulate medical devices separately from drugs and cosmetics — this would ensure more clarity, according to AdvaMed.
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