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In a first, regulator hikes prices of essential medicines

December 14, 2019 9:03 am

This is the first time the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) — which is known to slash prices of essential and life-saving medicines — is increasing prices in public interest.

Telangana ACB initiates enquiry into ESI medicine supply "scam"

July 18, 2019 5:24 pm

The State government's vigilance and enforcement (V&E) wing, which filed a report in March this year, found that medicines were bought at "exorbitant" prices, in "violation" of the procurement procedures and the e-tender processes.

To offset supply shortages, NPPA may hike prices of some medicines

July 18, 2019 7:06 am

The move comes in response to representations by pharmaceutical companies to relax price ceilings of several medicines, they added. However, it is not clear at this stage how much the prices may go up and the proposal might also be sent to other government bodies like NITI Aayog for deliberation, The Indian Express has learnt.

No online sale of medicines till norms in place, says Delhi HC

December 18, 2018 5:17 pm

The pharmacies urged the court to remove the prohibition on online sale of drugs, saying they held licences and no medicines were sold illegally.

If Delhi can reduce cost of medicines, why not Mumbai, asks AAP minister

December 16, 2018 4:29 am

In Mumbai, AAP has started a Mohalla clinic in Kurla on a pilot basis. Every day, 30 to 40 patients are treated at the clinic by specialists.

Rajasthan drug regulator: Brands of 4 firms substandard

August 10, 2018 12:09 am

Companies say samples tested are ‘counterfeit’ or ‘spurious’

Costly medicines may worsen perceived side effects: Study

October 08, 2017 4:39 pm

The study, published in the journal Science, noted that participants given the more expensive-looking cream reported more pain than those given the cheaper-looking cream.

Bombay High Court asks Centre, Maharashtra to list steps taken to regulate online sale of medicines

October 07, 2017 9:16 pm

As per the plea, the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, and Drugs and Cosmetics Rules 1945, prohibit online sale of medicines that mandatorily require a doctor's prescription.

Delhi govt says more medicines now available

June 06, 2017 5:20 am

Government officials also said that there have been no instances of expired medicines being sold

Punjab vets allege purchase of substandard medicines, equipment

June 18, 2016 4:24 am

The Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association has alleged that sub standard medicines and equipment were being purchased in the state.


No medicines will be 'out of stock 'from next month: Kejriwal

January 11, 2016 3:12 pm

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that, no medicine in Delhi Government hospitals will be out of stock from February 1, 2016. He further said that the medicines available in the government hospitals are genuine.