IDPD flays govt move to dismantle NPPA
Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) has taken a strong exception to the central government's move to dismantle National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) and to delink price control from the 370-plus essential drugs with a purpose to fix price of the medicines as per desire of the government. Raising caution over this move, Dr S S Soodan, president IDPD; Dr Arun Mitra, senior vice-president IDPD; and Dr Shakeel Ur Rahman, general secretary IDPD, have said that this is an anti-people and anti-national step, and will lead to increase in prices of most medicines.