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GST on wheelchairs not in the right spirit, akin to taxing...

New tax on the wheelchair among other things amounts to a tax on mobility or a tax on walking and throws a huge setback for patients dependent on wheelchairs, Sugandh Ahluwalia..........

BioVoice eMag August 2017 Issue-3 Volume-2

BioVoice eMag August 2017 Issue-3 Volume-2: The ‘August 2017’ edition in its detailed ‘Cover Story’ features the insights from biotech student perception survey conducted by the BioVoice...

Govt says no shortage of essential drugs post introduction of GST

In all the cases of complaints on high prices, the concerned companies have been instructed to coordinate with the complainants and ensure supply of medicine to the complainants.........

Increased GST on medtech means higher medical costs for patients: MTaI

In its latest statement, the Medical Technology Association of India has pointed out that it would have helped if the medical services were zero-rated, similar to exports, where full tax credit against inputs would be refundable........

BioVoice eMag July 2017 Issue-2 Volume-2

BioVoice eMag July 2017 Issue-2 Volume-2: The ‘July 2017’ edition features ‘Cover Story’ on the impact of implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in...

GST Rollout: 50 kg fertilizer bag to now cost Rs 295.47...

Decision to reduce tax rate on fertilizers from existing 12% to 5 % under GST taken in the interests of the Farmers who are expected to benefit to the tune of Rs. 1261 crores under new regime...........

GST Rollout: Indian medtech firms request govt to go easy on...

While it has complimented the government for a new tax regime, the Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AIMED) has listed out many complications in the Goods and Services Tax.......Read on....

Withdrawal of GST exemption on hospital equipment: a boon or bane...

While the imported hospital equipment would become costlier post withdrawal of Goods and Service Tax exemption from 1st July, the decision would add burden on patient's pockets.....

NPPA holds discussion with pharma bodies on GST implementation

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), has revealed that it met several pharma sector associations to decide the way forward for implementation of the GST.........

“TB Cough” campaign shows tobacco use fueling India’s tuberculosis epidemic

India becomes the first country to launch a national mass media campaign establishing the link between smoking and tuberculosis........