01 October 2014

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Govt Increases cost of many drugs Cancer drug from Rs 8,000 to Rs 1.08 Lakh

Govt Increases cost of many drugs Cancer drug from Rs 8,000 to Rs 1.08 Lakh

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) reduced the prices of drugs

The Ministry of chemicals and fertilisers had, on May 30, 2013, delegated powers to the NPPA to regulate the prices of life-saving drugs.
This resulted in a significant reduction in prices of a broad spectrum of drugs.

NPPA had capped the prices of these 108 drugs, in addition to the already listed 800 essential drugs, to improve their affordability, in the wake of official figures that there are 4.1 crore diabetes, 4.7 crore coronary heart disease, 22 lakh TB, 11 lakh cancer and 25 lakh HIV/AIDS patients in the country.

After that BJP government took away the powers of NPPA
The government has taken the powers of NPPA and kept them with it.
And government will deal the with Pharma Companies
The government decided to empower itself to deal with the pricing of non-essential drugs.

How government will deal you can guess it
What your heart says is right

In a circular issued before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US, the government asked the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), an autonomous body, to withdraw its May 2014 guidelines on drug price control.

Now the prices of drugs have started to increase

Anticancer drugs
Drug Name -Geftinate
Current price – Rs. 11,500
Earlier Price – Rs.5900

Drug Name - Gilvec
Current price – Rs. 108,000
Earlier Price – Rs. 8500

Medicine for Blood Pressure or Heart

Drug Name – Cardace 5Mg
Current price – Rs. 128
Earlier Price – Rs. 92

Drug Name – Plavix
Current price – Rs. 1615
Earlier Price – Rs. 147

Medicine – Antibiotic

Drug Name – Moxicap 400
Current price – Rs. 399
Earlier Price – Rs. 250

Drug Name – Taribid 200
Current price – Rs.  173
Earlier Price – Rs. 34

Medicine for Cholesterol

Drug Name – Storvas 10
Current price – Rs. 97
Earlier Price – Rs. 62

Do you think under pressure from Pharmaceutical companies, Pharma Company’s government issued the circular?

Think what benefits elected politicians will get from controlling the prices of drugs?

Let’s keep dreaming good days are ahead

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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