As part of its efforts to make medicines affordable in the country, the Union Government on 16 July 2015 brought 39 more drugs under the price control regime. These drugs include the ones to treat diseases such as diabetes, infections, digestive disorders and pain among others, in an effort to make them affordable.
As per the notification of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), the medicines, which have been put under price control, include Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride, Cefotaxime, Paracetamol, Domperidone, Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride, and Metformin+ Glime.
The new medicines are the latest additions to the price control list, which covers about 652 drugs.
Earlier in May 2015, NPPA capped the prices of 30 formulation packs, including those used to treat diseases such as tuberculosis and asthma.
What: By Union Government
When: 16 July 2015