Supreme Court refuses to interfere in drug pricing

The petitioner has claimed that many life-saving drugs are outside the purview of essential drugs and are regulated by the pricing policy of the government.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: July 16, 2015 12:30 am

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to interfere with regulation related to drug-pricing in India and asked the government to decide a representation on reviewing the policy within six months.

A bench led by Justice T S Thakur asked the PIL petitioner ‘All India Drug Action Network’ to make a representation before the Ministry of Health and Department of Pharmaceuticals, and also to the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers within six weeks.

The petitioner has claimed that many life-saving drugs are outside the purview of essential drugs and are regulated by the pricing policy of the government.

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