Certain medication for malaria, breast cancer, asthma and HIV have become cheaper, with the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) announcing downward revisions for drugs such as Tamoxifen, Salbutamol, Phenobarbitone injections, Ibprofen and others.

A total of 22 drugs, including Efavirenz and Rifampicin capsules are on the latest list of price-reductions notified by NPPA.

Since April of this year, the national drug regulator has so far capped the prices of a total of 316 drugs. It also fixed retail prices of 51 new medicines during the past month, bringing the cumulative figure for 2016-17 to 90.
A total of 118 cases of overcharging have also been identified.

Source: http://www.business-standard.com


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