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National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)

Posted on : 14 Feb 2020

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  • NPAA was established by a Government of India Resolution in 1997. It is an office attached to Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers.
  • It is headquartered in New Delhi.
  • Function: It is an independent Regulator for pricing of drugs. It ensures accessibility and availability of medicines to people at affordable prices.
  • The NPPA currently fixes price of drugs on National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) under schedule-I of Drug Price Control Orders (DPCO).
  • Recently, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has raised the ceiling prices of 21 essential medicines by 50%.

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following statements about National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) that was in news recently
    1.National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority deals with the issue of affordability and availability of medicines.
    2.Recently, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has raised the ceiling prices of 21 essential medicines by 80%.
    Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2 only

    3.Both 1 and 2

    4.Neither 1 nor 2

    Right Ans : 1 only

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