Branded drugs should phase out

Branded drugs should phase out
Doctors and public health groups have come up with the suggestion that the government should work for the gradual phasing out of branded drugs in a calibrated manner along with the abolition of differential pricing under different brands to give a push to generic drug prescriptions. May 01, 2017: Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi had recently announced that the government was looking at a legal framework ensuring mandatory prescription of low cost generi

Government to work on new pharma policy

Government to work on new pharma policy
The government will soon come up with a new pharma policy to counter the excessive controls thwarting competitiveness and innovation in the sector. November 3, 2016: The policy could feature significant and important features including the following: Disbanding of the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) in its current form, delinking price control of essential medicines. Prices could be regulated only in case when required thereby lead