(Published in Part II, Section 3, Sub Section (ii) of the
Gazette of India Extraordinary, dated the 21st September, 2007)
Government of India
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
(National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority)
New Delhi, the 21st September, 2007
S.O.1585(E) – Whereas the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority was established vide the Resolution of the Government of India in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers No. 33/7/97-PI.I dated 29th August, 1997 inter alia, to fix prices and notify the changes therein, if any, of bulk drug and formulations, monitor the prices of decontrolled drugs and formulations and oversee the implementation of the provisions of the Drugs (Price Control) Order.
- Whereas the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers vide S.O. 637(E) dated 4th September, 1997 in pursuance of paragraph 26 of the Drugs (Price Control) Order, 1995 (DPCO, 1995) and thereafter delegated the powers in respect of specified paragraphs of the DPCO,1995 to be exercised by the National Pharmaceutical pricing Authority on behalf of the Central Government.
- Whereas the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority monitors the prices of decontrolled (non-scheduled) formulations on the basis of data on price available in ORG IMS on regular basis and wherein, from the data obtained from ORG-IMS it was observed that price of Benadryl Syrup 100ml bottle Manufactured by M/s. Maneesh Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd and Marketed by Pfizer Ltd increased by more than 20% during the period from November, 2005 to November, 2006. The concerned company was therefore directed to furnish the reasons for such price increase in pursuance thereof. The reply from the company was examined and it was observed that the price increase by more than 20% during the relevant year, for the above said formulation pack, was unjustified and against public interest in as much as it puts an unreasonable burden on the consumers without sufficient justification.
- Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers delegated under sub-para (b) of Para 10 and 11 of the Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 1995 vide S.O. No. 637(E) dated 4th September 1997 issued by the Government of India in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, and thereafter, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby notifies the maximum retail price including excise duty and local taxes, of the following formulation Manufactured by M/s. Maneesh Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd and Marketed by Pfizer Ltd as per the details herein under:-
|Sl. No.||Name of the Formulation||Strength||Pack Size||Maximum Retail Price (including excise duty* and local taxes). In Rs.|
|1||Benadryl Cough Syrup 100ml||Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride IP 14.08mg,
Ammonium Chloride IP 0.138g,
Sodium Citrate IP 57.03mg,
Menthol IP 1.14mg,
Ethanol (95 percent) IP 0.2625ml,
Ethanol Content 5% v/v
* subject to actual payment of excise duty + local taxes.
- The maximum Retail Price fixed for the above mentioned formulation pack shall be implemented by Maneesh Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd and Marketed by M/s. Pfizer Ltd within 15 days from receipt of this order by issuing a price list in form V in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 15 of DPCO, 1995.
- Failure of the above said company to implement the Maximum Retail Price fixed, as above, within the stipulated aforesaid time shall attract appropriate action, under the provisions of DPCO, 1995 read with the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.
- The manufacturer / marketing company for the above said formulation shall be required to take the requisite prior approval from the competent Authority for any change in the composition of the above said formulation with written prior intimation to the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority.
- The manufacturer / marketing company for the above said formulation shall be jointly and severally responsible to comply with this order and conditions mentioned herein above.
(P. K. SAHA)
National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority
The Managing Director/CEO
M/s. Pfizer Limited
KU Bazar Post,
M/s. Maneesh Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
S-25/D-6, ‘T’ Block,
The Managing Director/CEO
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