Drug companies oppose India’s move to slash prices of 50 drugs

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 01 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4978
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

India’s drug price regulator, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), has announced that the prices of 50 cardiovascular and diabetes medicines will be reduced by 35%.

The authority used a rare provision in the Drugs Price Control Order 2013 to make the price changes. The provision allows the regulator to cut the price of medicines in “extraordinary situations” to protect the public interest.

The NPPA told …

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