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India Considers Price Caps On Medical Devices

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

The government is set to gather data on the price, supply and availability of medical devices in India and compare them with other countries in advance of considering price controls. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has been told to gather the information as part of an effort to set guidelines for negotiations with device makers for a cap on the prices of their new products, both drugs and medical devices, as part of the marketing-approval process. The move is intended to ensure consumers would have access to devices at reasonable prices, according to the government. NPPA has recommended the device price be set according to its type, such as cardiac equipment used in government hospitals. (Click here for more



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