Mansukh Mandaviya launches 6th edition of National Formulary of India to promote rational use of medicines – ET HealthWorld

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday launched the sixth edition of the National Formulary of India published by Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) to promote rational use of medicines in the country. He congratulated IPC for coming up with the new edition of National Formulary of India (NFI) and appreciated the efforts of all experts, doctors and researchers who contributed in the compilation of the new edition, a health ministry statement said. Mandaviya said that the NFI 2021 would act as a guidance document for all the healthcare professionals such…

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Cap on trade margin of 42 non-scheduled cancer drugs by NPPA led to up to 90 pc reduction in MRP: Mansukh Mandaviya – ET HealthWorld

Putting a cap on the trade margin of 42 select non-scheduled anti-cancer medicines by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) resulted in reduction of up to 90 per cent in the maximum retail price of 526 brands of these drugs, Parliament was informed on Tuesday. This was done under the ‘Trade Margin Rationalisation’ (TMR) approach, Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers Mansukh Mandaviya said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha. The NPPA has also brought 106 non-scheduled anti-diabetic and cardiovascular drugs under price control by invoking…

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