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NPPA fixes ceiling prices of 46 of Schedule-I drugs, Check out details

NPPA fixes ceiling prices of 46 of Schedule-I drugs, Check out details

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority(NPPA) ,  has fixed/revised ceiling prices of 46 scheduled formulations of Schedule-I under Drugs (Price Control) Amendment Order,2016 under DPCO, 2013. These include

Sl. No Name of the Scheduled Formulation Dosage form & Strength Unit Ceiling Price (Rs.)
(1) (2) (3)  (4) (5)
1 Tramadol Capsule 100mg 1 Capsule 9.08
2 Ciprofloxacin Oral Liquid 250mg/5ml 1 ML 0.59
3 Pyrazinamide Oral Liquid 250mg/5ml 1 ML 0.56
4 Ganciclovir Capsule 250mg 1 Capsule 109.09
5 Abacavir (A) + Lamivudine (B) Tablet 60mg (A) + 30mg (B) 1 Tablet 19.00
6 Lamivudine (A)+ Nevirapine (B) + Stavudine (C) Dispersible Tablet 30mg (A) + 50mg (B) + 6mg (C) 1 Tablet 4.68
7 Lopinavir (A) + Ritonavir (B) Tablet 100mg (A) + 25mg (B) 1 Tablet 22.25
8 Pegylated interferon alfa 2b Injection 120mcg Each Pack 13,784.92
9 Pegylated interferon alfa 2a Injection 180mcg Each Pack 7,486.68
10 Artemether (A) + Lumefantrine (B) Oral Liquid 80mg (A) +480mg (B) /5ml 1ML 3.82
11 Prednisolone Tablet 40mg 1 Tablet 2.66
12 Cyclosporine Injection 50mg/ml 1 ML 244.75
13 Zoledronic Acid Powder for Injection 4mg Each Pack 3,812.10
14 Levodopa (A) + Carbidopa (B) CR Tablet 200mg (A) + 50mg (B) 1 Tablet 3.89
15 Warfarin Tablet 3mg 1 Tablet 2.95
16 Warfarin Tablet 2mg 1 Tablet 2.52
17 Hydrocortisone Tablet 10mg 1 Tablet 5.34
18 Hydrocortisone Tablet 5mg 1 Tablet 2.75
19 Levonorgestrel Tablet 0.75mg 1 Tablet 21.78
20 Anti-rabies immunoglobulin Injection 300 IU/ml 1 ML 88.75
21 Lignocaine Injection 5% with 7.5% Glucose 1 ML 3.48
22 Tramado Injection 50mg/ml (20ML Pack) 1 ML 1.18
23 Tramadol Injection 50mg/ml (upto 2ML Pack) 1 ML 9.91
24 Magnesium Sulphate Injection 500mg/ml 1 ML 4.52
25 Gentamicin Injection 10mg/ml 1 ML 3.00
26 Dapsone Tablet 100mg 1 Tablet 0.21414
27 L-Asparaginase Powder for Injection 5000KU Each Pack 980.41
28 Prednisolone Injection 20mg/2ml 1 ML 3.39
29 Metoclopramide Injection 5mg/ml (10 ML Pack) 1 ML 1.35
30 Metoclopramide Injection 5mg/ml (2 ML Pack) 1 ML 2.22
31 Meglumine Diatrizoate Injection 76%w/v 1 ML 9.03
32 Meglumine Diatrizoate Injection 60%w/v 1 ML 7.82
33 5-aminosalicylic Acid Tablet 400mg 1 Tablet 7.07
34 Anti-rabies immunoglobulin Injection 150 IU/ml 1 ML 2517.40
35 Succinyl Choline Injection 50mg/ml 1 ML 4.58
36 Oxytocin Injection 10 IU/ml 1 ML 37.27
37 Tacrolimus Capsule 0.5mg 1 Capsule 20.92
38 Tacrolimus Capsule 1mg 1 Capsule 36.96
39 Phenytoin Tablet 100mg 1 Tablet 1.47
40 Azithromycin Tablet 500mg 1 Tablet 18.82
41 Azithromycin Tablet 250mg 1 Tablet 9.28
42 Rifampicin Capsule 150mg 1 Capsule 1.90
43 Rifampicin Capsule 300mg 1 Capsule 3.60
44 Rifampicin Capsule 450mg 1 Capsule 4.67
45 Rifampicin Oral Liquid 100mg/5ml 1 ML 0.37
46 Imatinib Tablet 100mg 1 Tablet 75.15


(a) The ceiling prices are applicable with effect from 01.4.2017 (ceiling prices are inclusive of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) @1.97186% for the year 2016 over 2015).

(b) All manufacturers of scheduled formulations, selling the branded or generic or both the versions of scheduled formulations at a price higher than the ceiling price (plus local taxes as applicable) so fixed and notified by the Government, shall revise the prices of all such formulations downward not exceeding the ceiling price specified in column (5) in the above table plus local taxes as applicable, if any.

(c) All the existing manufacturers of above mentioned scheduled formulations having MRP lower than the ceiling price specified in column (5) in the above table (plus local taxes as applicable, if any), may revise the existing M.R.P. of their formulations, on the basis of WPI @ 1.97186% for year 2016 in accordance with paragraph 16(2) of DPCO, 2013, subject to ceiling price (plus local taxes as applicable, if any).

(d) The manufacturers may add local taxes only if they have paid actually or if it is payable to the Government on the ceiling price mentioned in column (5) of the above said table.

(e) The ceiling price for a pack of the scheduled formulation shall be arrived at by the concerned manufacturer in accordance with the ceiling price specified in column (5) of the above table as per provisions contained in paragraph 11 of the Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013. The manufacturer shall issue a price list in Form–V from date of Notification as per paragraph 24 of the DPCO, 2013 to NPPA through IPDMS and submit a copy to State Drug Controller and dealers.

(f) As per para 24(4) of DPCO 2013, every retailer and dealer shall display price list and the supplementary price list, if any, as furnished by the manufacturer, on a conspicuous part of the premises where he carries on business in a manner so as to be easily accessible to any person wishing to consult the same.

(g) Where an existing manufacturer of scheduled formulation with dosage or strength or both as specified in the above table launches a new drug as per paragraph 2 (u) of the DPCO, 2013 such existing manufacturer shall apply for prior price approval of such new drug to the NPPA in Form I as specified under ScheduleII of the DPCO, 2013.

(h) The manufacturers of above said scheduled formulations shall furnish quarterly return to the NPPA, in respect of production / import and sale of scheduled formulations in Form-III of Schedule-II of the DPCO, 2013 through IPDMS. Any manufacturer intending to discontinue production of above said scheduled formulation shall furnish information to the NPPA, in respect of discontinuation of production and / or import of scheduled formulation in Form-IV of Schedule-II of the DPCO, 2013 at least six months prior to the intended date of discontinuation.

(i) The manufacturers not complying with the ceiling price and notes specified hereinabove shall be liable to deposit the overcharged amount along with interest thereon under the provisions of the Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013 read with Essential Commodities Act, 1955.

(j) Consequent to the issue of ceiling prices of such formulations as specified in column (2) of the above table in this notification, the price order(s) fixing ceiling or retail price, if any, issued prior to the above said date of notification, stand(s) superseded.

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