NPPA hikes prices of 800 essential drugs from 1 April:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Issues related to Health.   Context: The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has announced a hike in prices of around 800 essential drugs from 1 April. These drugs are included in the National Essential List of Medicine (NELM). The rise in drug prices works out at around 10.76% based on …

NPPA caps price of Liquid Medical Oxygen and Medical Oxygen cylinders

Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. NPPA caps price of Liquid Medical Oxygen and Medical Oxygen cylinders: Context: To ensure availability of medical oxygen in the country at a reasonable price amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the national drug pricing regulator National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has capped the price of medical oxygen cylinders …

Drug prices control order

Topics Covered:Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.   Drug prices control order What to study? For Prelims: About NPPA, DPCO and scheduled drugs. For Mains: Issues involved and the need for drug price monitoring, relevance of DPCO.   Context: National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority …