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M/s. Sanofi Aventis

(Published in Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii) of

the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, dated the 30th November, 2007)

Government of India

Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority

New Delhi, the 30th November, 2007


S.O. 2066(E)- In exercise of the powers, conferred by sub-paragraph (1)/(2)/(4) of paragraph 8 of the Drugs (Price Control) Order, 1995, read with No. S.O. 637(E) dated the 4th September, 1997 issued by the Government of India in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority hereby fixes/revises the prices as specified in column (5) of the Table hereto annexed as the retail price/revised retail price, exclusive of excise duty, sales taxes/VAT and local taxes, if any, and in column (6) equivalent MRP inclusive of excise duty, education cess, sales tax / VAT in relation to each of the formulations specified in the corresponding entry in column (2) of the said Table with pack size specified in the corresponding entries in column (3) thereof; manufactured by M/s. Sanofi Aventis


Sl. No Name of the  formulation Pack   Size  Existing  Retail  Price
Retail Price
without  Excise Duty Sales Tax /VAT and Local Tax, if any
Equivalent   MRP* inclusive of all taxes
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
“1.   Novalgin Tablet Each tablet contains Analgin (Metamizole) 500mg 10’s  Strip/Blister 5.12 6.26 7.22

*Subject to actual payment of Government levies/taxes, as applicable.

Note :

(a)        The company is required to submit the quarterly return indicating the purchase of Analgin at notified rate of bulk drug from M/s. Vani Chemical and its use in the formulation produced by the company by the 10th of subsequent month of preceding quarter duly certified by the Chartered Accountant/Cost Accountant and authorized signatory of the company.

(b)        The ceiling price order S.O. No. 199(E) dated 14.2.2007 will not be applicable in this case.

(c)        The prices fixed are the maximum retail prices in column no. (6) (inclusive of excise duty, sales tax/VAT and local taxes if any) for the specified pack and packs of similar strength, and companies cannot claim exemption on any ground therefrom, unless specifically permitted by the Government/NPPA through an order.

(d)        The companies / manufacturers may added taxes only if they have paid actually to the Government on the price mentioned in the column (5).  If there is any variation in the MRP (inclusive of the taxes), the same may be intimated to the NPPA in the Form-V of DPCO, 1995.

(e)        For different packing material used or any special feature claimed, companies are required to approach NPPA for approval/fixation of specific prices.

(f)         The prices fixed/notified hereinabove under the provisions of DPCO, 1995 have to be mandatorily implemented by the manufacturing /marketing company notwithstanding its status of compliance of conditions for such formulation pack under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.

(g)        These prices/revised prices shall be made effective within 15 days of receipt of this order as required under sub para 14(1) of DPCO, 1995. The necessary price-list should also be issued as required under sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 14 of the Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 1995.

(h)        The manufacturer and 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.

2. Novalgin Injections                                  2ml                  3.72                       4.03                     4.65”

Each ml contains                                  Ampoule

         Analgin (Metamizole) 0.5gm


F. No. 8(7)/2007/D.P./NPPA-Div.-II


Deputy Director

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