The formulations whose retail prices have been fixed include Trastuzumab injection indicated for treatment of metastatic breast cancer and gastric cancer and Metformin plus Gliclazide tablets used for treatment of type 2 diabetes, among others.
NPPA fixes ceiling and retail prices of essential medicines of Schedule I under the Drugs (Prices Control) Order (DPCO) 2013.
It also monitors annual price increase for these and the non-scheduled drugs.
Set up in 1997, NPPA has been entrusted with the task of fixation/revision of prices of pharma products, enforcement of provisions of DPCO and monitoring of prices of controlled and non-scheduled medicines.
It also administers Pharma Sahi Dam and Pharma Jan Samadhan platforms for information on medicine prices and registering public grievances.
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