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Fixing medicine prices saved ₹11,462 crore for patients: Govt

As per the union minister, Mr Mansukh L. Mandaviya, the ceiling prices of 856 medicines fixed by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), resulted in a saving of Rs 11,462 crore for patients. He ruled out any shortage of coronary stents due to price fixation...…………...

Govt says it fixed ceiling prices of 849 medicines, including 2...

While 59 of the formulations witnessed maximum 40 percent reduction, the minimum 5 percent was the reduction rate in case of 233 formulations...........

MedTech industry needs consensus, not confrontation!

The union government has gone tough on medical technology accessibility and affordability. While the stent prices have been capped, the responsibility to keep them available lies with companies....Read Editor's Take.....

No complaint of inferior stents reported under CGHS, clarifies health ministry

The central government health scheme doesn't provide stents directly but the beneficiaries who avail the scheme are reimbursed the amount spent on medical stents.........

Price cap on stents against the innovative nature of medtech sector:...

Medical Technology Association of India has expressed surprise and disappointment on the union government's decision of including the category of Drug Eluting Stents under Schedule 1 of Drug Price Control Order, 2013.....

AdvaMed disappointed over govt’s move to bring coronary stents under price...

The Association has stated that the move hinders the fundamental right of a patient to have access to advanced, clinically proven, patient condition-specific and high quality devices......

Coronary stents to be included in NLEM soon

The National List of Essential Medicines might eventually include the coronary stents as government is looking forward..