NPPA is an organization of Government of India established interalia to fix / revise the prices of controlled bulk drugs and formulations and to enforce prices and availability of the medicines in the country under the Drugs (Prices Control) Order. The organization is also entrusted with the task of recovering the amounts overcharged by the manufacturers for the controlled drugs from the consumers and monitor the prices of decontrolled drugs to keep them at reasonable levels.
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NPPA News Bulletin (2000)
|1st January, 2000 -||Message from Chairman, NPPA on the New Year Eve.|
|5th January, 2000 -||Retail Prices of 32 Formulation Packs including Ceiling Prices fixed/revised.|
|8th January, 2000 -||NPPA brings out Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) relating to Drug Pricing matters for information of general public.|
|15th February, 2000 -||Retail Prices of 36 Formulation Packs including three ceiling prices fixed/revised.|
|2nd March, 2000 -||NPPA develops a simplified Questionnaire on Cost-Cum-Techno Study of Bulk Drugs.|
|4th March, 2000 -||NPPA fixes/revises Bulk Drug prices of Cloxacillin Sodium & Trimethoprim.|
|13th March, 2000 -||NPPA fixes/revises Bulk Drug prices of Erythromycin Stearate/Ethyl Succinate/ Estolate.|
|29th March, 2000 -||NPPA fixes/ revises prices of 82 formulations packs which include formulations of Ibuprofen, Caramezapine, Insulins etc.|
|20th April, 2000 -||Consolidated list of notified prices of schedule bulk Drugs under DPCO, 1995 uploaded.|
|19th May, 2000-||Prices of three bulk drugs (PCMX, Vitamin E and Griseofulvin).|
|19th May, 2000-||NPPA's office shifted to a new premises|
|22nd May, 2000-||NPPA revises price of 22 Ceiling Prices (Betamethasone, Levodopa, Prednisolone based drugs) and 6 Non- Ceiling Pack Prices.|
|13th June, 2000||NPPA fixes/ revises prices of 2 new packs and 34 existing packs (Pseudo Ephendirne base formulations). Down word price revision ranges from 1.89% to 79.64%.|
|28th June, 2000||Procedures for pricing of Scheduled bulk drugs and Scheduled formulations explained under DPCO, 1995.|
|14th July, 2000||Validity of Notification No. 578 (E) dated 13thJuly, 1999 (for CC,PC and PL) extended.|
|18th July, 2000||NPPA has reduced the prices of five bulk drugs viz. Sulphamehoxazole, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B2-5 Phosphate, Chloroquine Phosphate and Pentazocine on 14th July, 2000.|
|23rd July, 2000||NPPA has fixed/ revised the prices of 61 medicines on 20th July, 2000. These medicines are used as Antitussives, Antiallergics, Anti-TB etc.|
|3rd August, 2000||NPPA has fixed/ revised the prices of 15 formulations on 1st August, 2000. The formulations for which prices have been revised/fixed are Anti-T.B, Antibiotic, Analgesic and Antibacterial formulations based on bulk drugs Rifampicin, Framycetin Sulphate, Pentazocine, Streptomycin Sulphate with Penicillins and Trimethoprim in combination with other anti-bacterial sulfa drugs.|
|4th August, 2000||NPPA has revised the bulk drug price of Cloxacillin Sodium (Sterile)from Rs.4417/kg to Rs.1890/kg on 2nd August, 2000.|
|6th September, 2000|
|18th September, 2000|
|29th September, 2000||
NPPA has fixed/ revised the prices of 38 formulation packs on 26th September, 2000. The formulations for which prices have been revised/ fixed are Amoxycillin +Cloxacillin Injections, a broad spectrum Antibiotic, Broncoril Syrup an Anti-Asthmatic, Chloroquine Phosphate based formulations used in the treatment of Malaria, Dexamethasone based formulations used in the treatment of Allergy. The revision in prices has occurred due to change in the bulk drug prices.
|29th September, 2000||
NPPA has issued a circular to industry/trade associations for the attention of all manufacturers, importers, distributors and retail chemists indicating the areas where returns have been prescribed under DPCO, 1995 for compliance by all concern.
|30th November, 2000|
|8th December, 2000||
NPPA has revised/ fixed the prices of 124 formulation packs on December 8, 2000. The formulations for which prices have been revised/fixed are based on the bulk drugs viz. Asprin, Pseudoephedrine, Cefadroxyl, Cefazolin, Cefatoxime, Cloxacillin Chloroquine Phosphate, and Pentazocine. See What's New