NPPA Current Affairs, GK & News

NPPA

The NPPA is a governmental agency which falls under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. It was formed on August 29, 1997. The regulatory agency’s main role is to enforce the DPCO (Drugs Price Control Order). Its other roles include conducting studies on prices of drugs, monitor drug shortages, maintain records of export and import ..

NPPA caps prices of oxygen cylinders

On September 26, 2020, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority capped the prices of oxygen cylinders and medical oxygen cylinders. Background The demand of medical oxygen in India has increased by four times due to COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, demand for medical oxygen in the country has increased from 750 metric tonnes per day to 2,800 metric ..

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Price Monitoring and Resource Unit (PMRU) set up in Karnataka

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, in collaboration with the Karnataka State Drug Control Department, has launched the Price Monitoring and Resource Unit in the state. The PMRU will be mainly responsible for making access to medicine convenient for all the citizens of the state. Details of the PMRU The PMRU will have the first-ever governing ..

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GoI regulates 24 classes of medical devices as drugs

On April 1, 2020, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority revised the ceiling price of 883 scheduled formulations. The authority also informed that the disruption of supply of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients are returning to normalcy. Highlights The NPPA has notified 24 classes of medical devices as drugs under Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. The prices of ..

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Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013 saved Rs 12,447 crores per annum since implementation

The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers recently reported at the Parliament that the DPCO, 2013 (Drugs Prices Control Order, 2013) has helped to save Rs 12, 447 crores per annum. What is DPCO 2013? The DPCO is an order that was issued by the GoI under Essential Commodities Act, 1955. The order provides details to ..

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GoI invokes DPCO, 2013 for the first time

On December 13, 2019, the Government of India for the first-time invoked Drug Price Control Order, 2013 in order to increase the prices of 21 medicines to ensure their availability. The prices were increased by 50%. These medicines were under price regulation as majority of their ingredients were imported from China. Background of the issue ..

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