Department of Pharmaceuticals Current Affairs, GK & News

Committee for pharma marketing practices

A high-level committee has been set up to regulate the promotion of pharmaceutical products. Key facts The Government has set up a five-member committee chaired by Dr VK Paul, NITI Aayog member (health) to create a legal mechanism to address the issue of pharmaceutical companies giving incentives to promote their drugs and products. The members ..

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Export Promotion Council (EPC) for Medical Devices

The Indian Government has decided to set up a separate Export Promotion Council (EPC) for Medical Devices. Key facts The new EPC would have headquarters in Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA), Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh and regional offices in Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad. An initial funding of Rs.3 crore will be provided by the government ..

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Scheme for ‘Promotion of Bulk Drug Parks’

The Department of Pharmaceuticals has recently given ‘in-principle’ approval to the proposals to set up bulk drug parks in three states- Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh under the scheme of “Promotion of Bulk Drug Parks”. This is a major initiative to support bulk drug manufacturing in the country. Highlights Under this scheme, proposals for ..

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India Pharma and India Medical Devices Awards 2022

On 27th April 2022, the India Pharma Awards 2022, and India Medical Device Awards 2022 were handed over by the Minister of State for the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers Bhagwanth Khuba. Overview: The awards were handed over during the seventh edition of India Pharma and Indian Medical Device 2022 which was organized by the ..

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Government seeks parliament nod for additional spending

On 20th July, Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister of India, sought the nod of the Indian Parliament so as to spend an additional Rs 23,675 crore in the current financial year including Rs 17,000 crore for the Health Ministry.   Highlights To meet the various issues related to Covid and for other health preparedness, Rs 16,463 ..

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NPPA reduces Prices of 9 Non-Scheduled Cancer Drugs by 87%

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has reduced the prices of 9 non-scheduled cancer drugs by up to 87%. This decision is in continuation of nodal agency’s efforts to bring down drugs prices. Key Facts Reason: In February 2019, the government had capped about 42 cancer drugs at 30%. This new anti-cancer non-scheduled medicine list ..

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