Regulator fixes prices of 15 more drug formulations
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In a move that will bring relief to patients, the country's drug pricing regulator on Thursday fixed the ceiling price of 15 more drug formulations. National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) met on Thursday and decided to include formulations of antibiotic Vancomycin 250 mg powder injection, chemotherapy drug Etoposide 50 mg, anti-inflammatory nasal spray Budesonide of 50 and 100 mcg/dose, snake venom antiserum injection, clot buster heparin 1000 IU/ml injection, cardiac drug Digoxin to the fixed price list.

With the latest additions, the government has brought 732 essential drugs under price control in the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) since April 2016.

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